Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, became effective on October 28, 2002. Sex offenders, under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, must register with the state where an institution of higher education is located (even if they do not reside in the state) once they become enrolled or work at an institution of higher education. Changes in enrollment or employment status also must be made known to the state. Individuals covered by the act include:

** An individual enrolled at an institution of higher education in the state on a full-time or part-time basis; or

** An individual that has any sort of full-time or part-time employment at an institution of higher education in the state, with or without compensation, for more than 14days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.

The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In Vermont convicted sex offenders must register with the Vermont Criminal Information Center maintained by the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Information concerning offenders registered may be disclosed to any person requesting information on specific individual in accordance with law. The Vermont Criminal Information Center can be contacted through the following web site http://vcic.vermont.gov/or at VCIC at (802) 241-5400