The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. The Registry contains information on sex offenders classified according to their risk of re-offending: Level 1 (low-risk), Level 2 (moderate-risk) and Level 3 (high-risk). The DCJS Sex Offender Registry site contains their Subdirectory of Level 2 and Level 3 offenders, as well as, other information regarding New York State’s Sex Offender Registry.
Sex offenders registered in New York are now required to notify the Registry of any institution of higher education at which he or she is, or expects to be, whether for compensation for 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 must also be reported to the Registry no later than ten days after such change.
Once notified of any sex offender by DCJS, the University Police Department will follow procedure to notify the College community. The current on-campus sex offender notification procedure is listed below. In addition, SUNY Morrisville will maintain, on this site, a listing of any registered sexual offenders reported to the College as being enrolled, attending or employed at the College. View the current list at the bottom of this page or search the Registry.
A synopsis of some of the basic laws pertaining to the Sexual Offender Registry are:
Correction Law § 168-b requires:
- The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) include this information regarding an institution of higher education on its Registry
Correction Law § 168-c requires:
- The Department of Correctional Services, or hospital or local correctional facility in which a sex offender is confined, require that such sex offender complete a form notifying DCJS of his or her proposed address upon release and any institution of higher education at which the offender expects to be enrolled, attending or employed, and whether he or she expects to reside in a facility owned by the institution
- A probation officer requires that a supervised sex offender complete a form notifying DCJS of any change of address or any change of status in enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institution of higher education while under supervision
Correction Law § 168-d requires:
- The court to obtain the name and address of any institution of higher education at which the offender expects to be employed, enrolled or attending and whether the offender expects to reside in a facility owned or operated by that institution
Correction Law § 168-e requires:
- A sex offender released from a correctional facility to provide the name and address of any institution of higher education the offender expects to be employed by, enrolled at or attending and whether the offender expects to reside in a facility owned or operated by that institution
Correction Law § 168-j (4) and (5) set forth:
- The notification procedures whenever a sex offender has indicated to DCJS that he or she will be enrolled in, attending or employed at an institution of higher education; and DCJS will notify each law enforcement agency having jurisdiction
On-Campus Sex Offender Notification
Under the provisions of the Wetterling Act/Megan’s Law, the College is responsible for providing a way in which its members can be informed when a convicted sex offender has become part of the campus community, either through enrollment or employment. Subsection (d) of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act amended the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to permit educational institutions to disclose sex offender information received under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) and community notification program.
When the College is notified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) that a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender is enrolled or employed at the College, the campus community will be informed through the SUNY Morrisville email notification system.
Notifications will be issued under the heading “Sex Offender Notice,” which will direct concerned individuals to contact the University Police Department website for more information. The University Police Department’s website will also provide a link to DCJS where more information will be available.
On-Campus Sex Offender Registry
This page includes information on registered sexual offenders reported as being enrolled, attending or employed at SUNY Morrisville. Although the College attempts to include only accurate and complete information, the information found on this page reflects information provided to the College from the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
The College does not independently verify registration information. Users are cautioned that the information provided on this site is information of record that is reported to the College and may not reflect the current residence, status or other information regarding an offender. The College makes no express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this data.
Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.