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Policy 3-5-6: Policy on Registered Sex Offenders

WNC Policy 3-5-6
Procedure: Policy on Registered Sex Offenders
Policy No.: 3-5-6
Department: Academic & Student Affairs
Contact: Dean of Student Services
Policy:

Students who are registered offenders must report their offender status to the Office of Public Safety at the time of admission and/or prior to enrollment. WNC may place restrictions on all registered offenders, including students, faculty, staff, other members of the campus community, and other individuals on campus. Restrictions include, but not limited to, admission, enrollment, areas/locations offenders may be present, employment, and extracurricular or co-curricular activities.

  • Section 1: Overview
    • A. Western Nevada College is committed to promoting a safe and secure environment.
    • B. “Registered Offender” refers to any individual required to register as a sex offender or offender convicted of a crime against a child under federal or state law, including Chapter 179D of Nevada Revised Statues, regardless of whether that individual is under supervision by any agency of a local, state or federal government.
  • Section 2: Policies for Students
    • A. All students who are registered offenders must report their offender status to the office of Public Safety. WNC may require registered offenders to meet with a designated person at any time before or during a student’s enrollment.
    • B. The office of Admissions and Records (A & R) will send a communication to each enrolled student who is a registered offender outlining restrictions.
    • C. The Director of Admissions and Records or his/her designee will monitor the enrollment of each offender immediately prior to the beginning of each semester. Registered offenders are restricted from taking any class (other than online/web) that includes an enrolled high school student, or any class that could result in interaction with a minor. Additional enrollment restrictions may be placed as a condition of parole or probation, or by the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety. A&R will work with each offender to assist with alternate class selections and will remove offenders from restricted classes. A hold will be placed on each offender’s record for that semester to prevent any additional enrollment without approval once the semester begins.
  • Section 3: Polices for all Registered Offenders
    • A. Registered Offenders are restricted from working or being present in specified areas or locations on the campus based on the presence of minors, including but not limited to the Child Care Center, and may be restricted from extracurricular or co-curricular activities based on the presence or of potential to interact with a minor. Additional restrictions may also incur as a condition of parole or probation, or by the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.
    • B. In accordance with the Board of Regents Code, Title 2, Chapter 6, WNC may deny, terminate or change the duties of employment of a registered offender based on the presence of or potential to interact with a minor, and/or other restrictions placed on the registered offender by WNC or pursuant to state or federal law, as a condition of parole or probation, or by the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.
    • C. A student offender may provide a written notice of an objection to any restrictions imposed to the Dean of Student Services. Such restrictions may include, but are not limited to, the denial or revocation of admission or the administrative withdrawal from classes. Pending appeal, all restrictions imposed by WNC remain in place.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted December 6, 2016 Dates Revised
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URL: https://www.wnc.edu/policymanual/3-5-6.php
Date Printed: September 21, 2019
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