SUNY Empire Notifications
When notified by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) of the presence of a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender on campus, SUNY Empire's Office of Safety and Security will use whatever methods are in place to notify the university community, in a general or limited manner, as appropriate.
A statement as to how information about local sex offenders can be obtained in the annual security report, as required by the Clery Act, is posted below.
For more information, please visit the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Registry.
CAMPUS SEX CRIMES PREVENTION ACT
The act sets requirements for sexual offender registration and community notification. The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education. It requires sex offenders, already required to register in a state, to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state in which that person is employed, carries on a vocation or is a student. The act 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.
Information is listed at New York Division of Criminal Justice Services’ Sex Offender Registry or you also may contact the NYS DCJS Sex Offender Registry at 518-457-5837 or 800-262-3257.
SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry (the registry). The registry contains information on classified sex offenders according to their risk of re-offending:
- Low risk (level 1)
- Moderate risk (level 2)
- High risk (level 3)
The act requires that the division also maintain a subdirectory of level 3 sex offenders.
Sex offenders registered in New York state are required to notify the registry of any institution of higher education at which he or she is, or expects to be, whether for compensation or not, enrolled, attending or employed, and whether such sex offender resides or expects to reside in a facility operated by the institution. Changes in status at the institution of higher education also must be reported to the registry no later than 10 days after such change.
Empire State University will maintain a website link to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. Local law enforcement agencies also maintain listings of registered sex offenders.
Correction Law §168-b requires that Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) include this information regarding an institution of higher education on its registry.