Housing Policy on Registered Sex Offenders

If a student who is required by law to register as a sex offender wishes to live on campus, the associate vice president-student services must be informed prior to submitting an application for housing. The associate vice president-student services will form a committee to review the details behind the registry requirement and make a determination on whether to allow the individual to reside on campus. The individual will be informed of the review process and will be given the opportunity to provide appropriate documentation and information to the committee and also may be asked to meet with the committee. The decision of the committee will take into consideration what is in the best interest of the residential life community. If allowed to reside on campus, they will institute and monitor any necessary conditions or stipulations. If the registration requirement become effective while already residing on campus, the student must immediate inform the associate vice president to initiate the review process. The student may be subject to a conduct review if found in violation of university code or policy.

If the committee decides that the individual should not reside in university housing, the associate vice president will notify the individual in writing. Committee decisions will be final unless a written appeal is submitted to the vice president of student affairs and the associate vice president-student services. The appeal should include reasonable and supportable justification for altering the decision of the committee and must be submitted within seven days of the decision. If appealed, the vice president of student affairs and the associate vice president-student services will make a final decision regarding the individual’s university housing status.

If the individual is permitted to reside in university housing, the student will be required to sign a form consenting to disclosure of information specific to the registry listing requirements and any stipulations regarding housing.

If a student who is required by law to register as a sex offender is discovered to be residing on campus without having obtained approval and signing a consent to disclose, the student’s housing contract will be immediately terminated and the student will be required to vacate housing within 24 hours. The student will not be eligible for any refund or housing fees.