POLICY: Spoon River College is in full compliance with all federal and state laws with regard to notification of where law enforcement agency information can be obtained and to ensure the protection of persons at all college campuses under the age of 18.
This policy applies to all Spoon River College employees, students, and visitors.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act: Requires institutions of higher education to notify the campus community of where law enforcement agency information provided by the State concerning registered sexual offenders may be obtained.
Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/11‑9.4: It is unlawful for a child sex offender to knowingly operate, manage, be employed by, volunteer at, be associated with, or knowingly be present at any facility providing programs or services exclusively directed towards persons under the age of 18.
Employees / Students: Although Spoon River College receives information concerning registered sexual offenders and complies with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, any employee or student who is a registered sexual offender is expected to provide information concerning that offense to either the Human Resources Department or Dean of Student Services.
Violation of the Act: Spoon River College will report any employee or student in violation of Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/11‑9.4 as outlined above to the appropriate legal authorities.
Employees in violation of Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/11‑9.4 and this policy will receive disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Students in violation of Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/11‑9.4 and this policy will receive disciplinary action outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual up to and including dismissal.
Sex offender reports may be provided to the Human Resources Office by the appropriate law enforcement agency; however, information received is not to be publicly disseminated. Please refer individuals requesting information to “Law Enforcement Agency Information” above.
The Dean of Student Services or the Director of Enrollment Services will review student records to determine if the offender is a registered student. The Human Resources Office will verify if the offender is a college employee.
The Dean of Student Services or the Director of Enrollment Services will obtain additional information from law enforcement on any restrictions associated with the offender in question and on the offender’s enrollment at the college. The Human Resources Office will do the same for employees.
The appropriate Instructional Dean, Center Director, Director of Enrollment Services, or the Dean of Student Services will provide notification to the classroom faculty for the classes in which the offender is enrolled. The notification will include the student’s name, picture, and restrictions placed on the offender by law enforcement.
The Dean of Student Services or the Director of Enrollment Services will make information regarding registered sexual offenders available internally to Student Advisors scheduling courses on behalf of students.
The Dean of Student Services or the Director of Enrollment Services will notify the registered offender to make him or her aware of the College’s notification procedure. Other than the notification procedure, registered sex offenders will receive the same rights and privacy protections provided to all students.