Student Registered Sex Offender Policy
Policy Number: DOS-8100-003
Policy Title: Student Registered Sex Offender Policy
Vice Chancellor/Associate Chancellor: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Unit Responsible for Policy: Office of the Dean of Students
Effective Date: 4/26/2022
Contact: Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Policy Statement: Registered sex offenders who apply to or enroll in academic programs at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) must inform the university of all convictions and adjudications as a sex offender and comply with any requests for additional information and/or any requirements imposed by the university.
Applicants who have a criminal record involving sex offenses with restrictions related to any type of contact with minors, may not be eligible for admission to UIC. Registered sex offenders will not be allowed to reside in UIC Campus Housing facilities.
UIC Police will maintain a publicly available database of all registered sex offenders and will notify the Children’s Center, and any other program solely serving students under the age of 18, of all registered sex offenders who are enrolled in or employed by the university.
In the event a registered sex offender is admitted as a student, the Office of the Dean of Students and the UIC Police will review the conditions placed through the admission process, along with the details of the criminal conviction and any court ordered restrictions, to determine appropriate restrictions for each semester. These restrictions will be communicated to the student during an in-person meeting and in a written letter.
All applicants, admitted students, and enrolled students must immediately notify the Dean of Students and UIC Police when they are charged with a sex offense and are responsible for updating those offices on the progress of the criminal case, including any final resolution (e.g., conviction or exoneration). Students charged with or convicted of a sex offense may be referred to the UIC Student Conduct process for a determination of their future status with the university. If convicted, students must register as a sex offender with their local police agency and the UIC Police Department and comply with any additional requirements imposed by the University. If students are enrolled in classes not based in Chicago, they must notify the UIC Police within 48 hours after registering with their local law enforcement agency each semester.
In the event the university becomes aware of a registered sex offender who is already enrolled as a student and either had not previously provided the required information during the admission process or became a registered sex offender during their enrollment, the matter will be referred to the Student Conduct process.
Students who fail to comply with this policy will be subject to arrest, admissions revocation, a referral to the Student Conduct process, and/or other formal action by the University.
Reason for Policy: The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. This policy makes institutions responsible for providing the name, address, birth date, place of employment, school attended, and offense to any individual on campus requesting information concerning sex offenders attending or employed by the university.
Minority Impact Statement: The policy has no disproportionate or unique effect on UIC’s minority students, faculty, or staff.
Who Should Read the Policy: This policy applies to both applicants and enrolled students at UIC.
- University: Refers to UIC.
Procedures: See unit specific procedures.
Resources: The Illinois State Police maintains a list of all sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. This database is updated daily and can be found at www.isp.state.il.us/sor/. The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Police Department also maintains a sex offender list that contains the names and information for all known sex offenders enrolled as a student or employed by the university. To view the UIC sex offender list, visit the UIC Police at 943 West Maxwell Street.
Related Laws, Regulations, Statutes, and Policies: Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (§ 1601 Pub. L. 106-386), Student Disciplinary Policy.
Document History: Updated version of UIC procedures related to registered sex offenders.
Approval date: 4/26/2022
Approved as: New policy