Information About Sex Offenders

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  • Applies to:
    • Parents
    • Current Students

In accordance to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Calvin College is providing a link to the Michigan State Sex Offender Registry. All sex offenders are required to register in the State of Michigan and to provide notice to each institution of higher education in Michigan at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

The Michigan Public Sexual Offender Registry can be found here: www.communitynotification.com.

Students are encouraged to check their local addresses to familiarize themselves with the location and identity of any sex offenders in their vicinity.

In addition to the above notice to the State of Michigan, all sex offenders are required to deliver written notice of their status as a sex offender to the college no later than ninety (90) calendar days prior to their enrollment in, employment with, volunteering at, attending public programs at, or residence at Calvin College.

For students, notice of sex offender status must be directed to: Jane Hendriksma, Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs.

For college employees, vendors, or guests of the college, notice of sex offender status must be directed to: William Corner, Director of Campus Safety.

Such notification may be disseminated by Calvin College to, and for the safety and well-being of, the Calvin College community, and may be considered by Calvin College in decision regarding a student’s continued enrollment or residence on campus. Upon notice of sex offender status, the college will review the facts in evidence and make a decision on a case by case basis regarding the student’s status, matriculation, enrollment, or residence on campus. The college may impose appropriate limitations upon a registered sex offender enrolled or employed on campus.

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