Each public and private two- and four-year institutions of higher education physically located in the Commonwealth of Virginia must comply with Section 23 .1-407 Code of Virginia related to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry, requiring institutions of higher education to transmit certain data to the Virginia State Police. This information is transmitted electronically and compared against the Virginia Criminal Information Network and National Crime Information Center Convicted Sexual Offender Registry.

In the event that the State Police determine that an applicant to Central Virginia Community College is listed on the Sex Offender Registry, the State Police will notify Central Virginia Community College via the College Police. The College will be notified as to the prospective student's name and the charge for which the prospective student was convicted.

Registered sex offenders applying for admission to Central Virginia Community College shall email the Dean of Student Success at tat@centralvirginia.edu  before initiating the admission process. The request will be taken to the Threat Assessment Team to determine if the prospective student will be allowed to enroll in classes. Prospective students may be denied admission if there is reason to believe that they present a danger to themselves, other students, faculty members and/or staff. The Dean of Student Success will notify the prospective student of the outcome within fourteen (14) calendar days of the decision. The prospective student  may appeal the initial decision if denied admission to the college.

Students who are registered sex offenders admitted to the college will have their name posted on the college's web site as a convicted sex offender. This link is available for review by staff, students and members of the general public who use the website.

If the applicant registers for classes before contacting the Dean of Student Success and/or notification from the State Police has occurred, the student will be immediately informed that he/she is being dropped from classes and will receive a refund.

  • A prospective student or student may invoke his/her right to an appeal process.
 
Appeal Process for Denial of Admission or Withdrawal for Convicted Sex Offender

When a convicted sex offender is denied admission or is administratively dropped from classes, he/she may invoke the following appeal process:

  • The prospective or withdrawn student will receive a letter from the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs stating his/her denial of admission or administrative drop from classes.
  • The prospective or withdrawn student may write a letter of appeal to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs within seven (7) calendar days in which he/she provides the following information:
    1. Disclosure of the nature of the offense for which he/she has been convicted;
    2. Justification for consideration of admission/readmission;
    3. Statement acknowledging his/her understanding that his/her identity and status as a convicted sex offender will be publicized on the college campus in accordance with federal and state law if he/she is admitted or reinstated.

The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) will review the information submitted and make a decision within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving the letter of appeal. The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will inform the prospective student or student by letter of the decision of the TAT. The decision of the TAT will be final.

Approved by the President’s Cabinet on September 24, 2018.