Converse College, in its continuing effort to maintain a safe academic and work environment for students, faculty and staff, is presenting the following information concerning campus safety and security. This information is presented to the College community with the knowledge that individual awareness and adherence to College security policies and procedures is the best method to maintain a safe campus environment.
Beginning on October 27, 2002, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) went into effect. The CSCPA is a federal law that was passed in Congress in October 2000 and signed by President Bill Clinton. Under this law, registered sex offenders must notify the state if they become employed, enroll as a student or volunteer at an institution of higher education.
Registered sex offenders are individuals who are convicted of committing sexually violent crimes or sexual crimes against minors. Although convicted sex offenders have been required to register with the sheriff’s department in their home county for a number of years, this new legislation creates specific stipulations for those individuals who are members of a College or University community. Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA), when convicted sex offenders register with the sheriff’s department, they must also notify them if they are enrolled or employed at an institution of higher education. This information must then be shared with campus law enforcement.
The information presented is designed to meet the guidelines of the College and University Security Information Act of 1989 and the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1999.