Sexual Predator Offender Information
Florida law requires a person designated as a sexual predator or offender to register with the local sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office shall notify each institution of higher education of the registrant’s presence and any change in the registrant’s enrollment, volunteer, or employment status at the institution.
The College shall include in its publications to students and employees information that will advise the campus community on how to obtain information on sexual predators or offenders from the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular campus, or by calling the FDLE hotline (1-888-357-7332) or by visiting the FDLE website.
When a law enforcement agency notifies the College that a sexual predator or sexual offender is enrolled, planning to enroll, volunteering, or carrying on a vocation at the College, such notification shall be delivered to the attention of the President, who shall then deliver it to the appropriate Vice President or designee and director of Human Resources. The Vice President or designee will notify the TCC Chief of Police, who will in turn initiate an information check on the student or employee.
The College will take the following action after receiving notification from law enforcement:
If the offender is a student, the Director of Campus Life will meet with him/her with the understanding that the conference will be conducted in private. The student sexual offender will be advised of the need to comply with the student conduct and rights and responsibilities provisions consistent with all students. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action. The Director of Campus Life will consult with the Vice President for Student Affairs as to whether further action or notification is needed.
If the offender is an employee, the Director of Human Resources will advise the employee that he/she is required to comply with the law and College rules and procedures. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action in accordance with College Policy.
Further, formal actions shall provide that for any on-campus disciplinary action wherein there is an allegation of sexual misconduct, (1) the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same due process as other campus disciplinary proceedings; and (2) both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging sexual misconduct.
Any person who materially alters or distributes this public records information with the intent to misrepresent the information, including documents, summaries of public records information provided by law enforcement agencies, or public records information displayed by law enforcement agencies on websites or provided through other means of communication, shall be subject to College disciplinary procedures.
The College shall, from time to time provide occasional programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses.
For more information visit Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators.