2021-2022 Catalog

Sex Offender Information

Community Notification and Distribution

 When the College receives notification from the Sex Offender Registration Board that a student or employee has been classified as a Level 2 or 3 sex offender, the Dean of Students shall meet with the offender to:

  • Inform the offender of the College’s knowledge of his/her final classification;
  • Outline the College’s obligation to provide public access to Level 2 & 3 offender information through its Campus Security office;
  • Inform the offender of the College’s policy of community notification; and
  • Provide the offender with a copy of the public notification the College intends to release.

Level 3 offender notices shall be posted in the following locations: Jonathan Edwards Library, Campus Security office, Paterson Fitness Center and other public places as appropriate. Community notification will be made within 2 days of receiving notice from the Board of a final classification of a Level 3 offender.

Notification of Where to Access Sex Offender Information

In accordance with federal law, the College is required to advise the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. Information concerning Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available to the general public by contacting your local police department or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Sex Offender Registry Board, located at P.O. Box 4547, Salem, MA 01970-4547, (978)-740-6400. Level 3 offender information is also available on-line at www.mass.gov/sorb. Level 2 and 3 sex offender information is maintained in a binder located in the College's Security Office. It is available for public inspection and copies of Level 2 and 3 notices may be provided upon appropriate written request using the Sex Offender Registry Board's form: "Request for Sex Offender Information from City/Town Police Departments." This form may be picked up in the Security Office.


Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) Checks

Students interested in participating in an academic, community or clinical program that involves working with a vulnerable population (children, the disabled, or the elderly) will be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible to participate in such activities unless cleared by BCC’s CORI Review Committee following procedures set forth by the Commonwealth's Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS). The College is authorized by the DCJIS, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167A, 172, Chapter 30A, and regulation 803CMR2:00 to review and assess criminal history records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 178J. For more information regarding the College's CORI/SORI check process, please contact Mary Martin, CORI Administrator, extension 1602.