In compliance with the federal Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act, the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002 and Tennessee Code Annotated 40-39-102, members of the campus community may obtain the most recent information received from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) concerning sex offenders that may be known as employed, enrolled, or volunteering at this institution at the Security office.
Members of the King University community may obtain at the Security Office the most recent information made public by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) concerning adult sex offenders known to be residing, employed, physically present, or a student at this institution. (King University may not have information about persons convicted of sex offenses as juveniles, because such information is generally kept confidential by law.)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b)(7), expressly allows educational institutions to disclose information about registered sex offenders, including personally identifiable, non-directory information without consent from the individual. Publication of this information does not constitute grounds for a grievance or complaint.
Sex offender registry information is also accessible online:
- Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry, maintained by the TBI, available at https://www.tn.gov/tbi/general-information/redirect-tennessee-sex-offender-registry-search/sex-offender-registry-search.html.
- Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry, maintained by the Virginia State Police, available at http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor/index.html
- National Sex Offender Public Website, maintained by the United States Department of Justice, available at http://www.nsopw.gov
Mandatory Disclosure of Sex Offense Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Adjudications
King University students, staff, and volunteers must disclose all arrests, charges, convictions, and adjudications of sex offenses to the Security Office upon matriculation, employment, or beginning to volunteer with King University, or upon implementation of this Policy, whichever is later. For offenses that occur after a student, staff or volunteer is associated with King University, he/she must make such disclosure to the Security Office within 24 hours of each occurrence. Disclosures are confidential and will not result in any automatic consequences. The Director of Security will evaluate each disclosure individually to determine whether further action is appropriate.