Sex Offender Information
Sex Offender Information
Sex Offender Registry
Board Policies: FL(LOCAL); FL(LEGAL); FL (REGULATION)
The federal “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act,” enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect on October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the College community where, law enforcement agency, information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed carry on a vocation, volunteer services, or is a student.
Ten (10) days before enrolling in class, but never later than the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to attend school, a person required to register as a sex offender, under Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 62.152, or any other provision of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 62, who is a student at a public institution of higher education, including a college district, shall report that fact to the authority for campus security for the institution, the Houston Community College Police Department (HCCPD).
Following registration with HCCPD, information regarding the registrant shall be forwarded to the Registered Sex Offender Review Committee for processing. Prior to the final decision of the Committee, the registrant’s enrollment and course selection are subject to review and are not final. Registrants will be identified by risk level and processed accordingly. Registrants are encouraged to report as soon as possible in order to avoid delays in enrollment.
Information regarding sexual offenders is available through the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registry and at www.hccs.edu/departments/police/crime-statisticsinformation/sexoffender-information.
The procedures of the Registered Sex Offender Review Committee are described in FL (Regulation) available at www.hccs.edu/about-hcc/policies/hcc-board-policy-manual-section-f.
Sex Offender Registration
Beginning Monday, 11/28/2016, all criminal sex offenders wishing to attend HCC must register with the HCC Police Department at the following location only:
Criminal Investigation Division of the HCC Police Department
3821 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during HCC closures or holidays.
Registered Sex Offender Checklist
- Prior to enrolling in any classes- Register with HCCPD at 3821 Caroline St. Houston, Texas, every Semester you wish to be enrolled in.
- Notify the Review Committee of your intent to enroll in classes.
- Review Committee will notify RSO within 3 college business days of HCCPD registration of next steps in enrollment process via Maxient and email address on file.
- Upon receipt of Review Committee notification, the RSO will provide the following:
- Course enrollment information to include (name of course, course number and 5-digit CRN# associated with EACH course.
- RSO questionnaire.
- If applicable, provide a complete copy of your terms of probation/parole.
- If applicable, provide contact information for your Probation or Parole officer.
- Submit all requested documentation to the Review Committee prior to the review committee meeting noted on your notification letter.
- The Review Committee will meet, review your request and determine the following:
- Review offense history (including any terms of probation/parole).
- Review any disciplinary history.
- Review academic history (including program plan, GPA, course locations).
- Review course enrollment requests.
- Review RSO Q&A.
- Determine if there will be any restrictions on enrollment.
- Determine if student has been compliant with RSO processes/procedures.
- Determine if enrollment is approved.
- If approved- The Committee will:
- Notify enrollment services of approved courses for enrollment and student will be enrolled.
- Review Committee will notify student of enrollment via email address on file (via Maxient).
- If not approved- The Committee will:
- Notify student as to reasons why or what they must do for reconsideration.
The committee reserves the right to consider publicly available information related to the registrant and their offense in addition to the information provided by the registrant to the Committee for enrollment consideration.