The Clery Act information is provided in compliance with federal law to inform current and potential RIT students and employees of crime reporting procedures; Campus Safety law enforcement authority; crime statistics for three previous calendar years; and other matters of importance related to safety and security on campus.
Effective July 1, 2002, an amendment to New York State's Sex Offender Registration Act, commonly known as "Megan's Law", directs the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to notify universities if a registered sex offender enrolls at or is employed at RIT.
Under this law there are three levels of risk, based on an offender's risk of re-offending: Level 1 (low), Level 2 (moderate) and Level 3 (high). As a general rule, the sentencing court will determine an offender's risk level at the time of sentence (in probation cases) or when the offender is released from custody (in jail or prison cases). All sex offenders must register annually for a period of at least 10 years. Offenders who are classified as "high risk" (Level 3) must register for life unless judicially relieved of that obligation and also must personally verify their address with local law enforcement every 90 days.
If RIT receives any such notifications from the DCJS, the campus community will be notified that a sexual offender is on campus and the level of risk assigned to the offender by the courts.