Sexual Offender Registration
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (hereinafter “CSCPA”) of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education. The CSCPA is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act. The federal law requires state law enforcement agencies (in Pennsylvania, it is the Pennsylvania State Police (hereinafter “PSP”) to provide CCC with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that they are enrolled, employed or carrying on a vocation at CCC. CCC is required to inform the campus community that a PSP registration list of sex offenders will be maintained and available at two campus locations: the Campus Police in the Physical Plant Building and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs located in the Allen House.
The CSCPA further amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in the Act can prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders.
This statement is provided in compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000. Information on registered sexually violent offenders can also be obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police or their website at www.psp.state.pa.us.
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