Campus Notification about Registered Sex Offenders and Residential Restrictions for Registered Sex Offenders

(Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 219.2; Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1407(j) and 20 U.S.C. §1092 (f)(1)(I); Arkansas Code Ann. §12-12-913(b) et seq.; Arkansas Code Ann. § 5-14-128; Board Policy 525.1)

In compliance with federal and state legislation, the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) will provide timely and appropriate notification to the campus community about the presence of registered sex offenders enrolled in, attending or employed by the university. In consultation with the Campus Notification Committee, UAPD will prepare and carry out a notification plan that is appropriate for each individual sex offender. A written summary of campus guidelines and the notification plan for each offender will be maintained by UAPD. Determinations about notifications will be made by UAPD in consultation with the Campus Notification Committee and other appropriate campus officials, law enforcement officials, or treatment specialists on a case-by-case basis, and guided by the offender's risk assessment level in accordance with guidelines established by the Arkansas Sex Offenders Assessment Committee.

Arkansas Act 330 of 2003 makes it unlawful for a Level 3 or Level 4 registered sex offender to reside within 2,000 feet of property on which any public or private elementary or secondary school or daycare facility is located. Because all university-operated residential facilities on campus and all fraternities and sororities fall within this restriction, no Level 3 or Level 4 registered sex offenders may live on campus.  The university reserves the right to exclude from university-affiliated housing, or to modify the housing assignment for, any other student who is required to register as a sex offender.

Friday, May 07, 2010 11:16 AM