2019-2020 Catalog

Sexual Offenders on Campus

Federal and state law requires a person designated as a sexual offender or sexual predator to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE then is required to notify the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, attends or is employed by an institution of higher learning. Offenders are also required to notify local law enforcement of their intent to apply for enrollment or employment at an institution of higher learning. The local law enforcement agency is, in turn, required to notify the college when receiving this information.

Information regarding sexual offenders or predators attending or employed by an institution of higher learning may be obtained from the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular campus or by calling FDLE hotline (1-888-FL-PREDATOR) or (1-888-357-7332), or by visiting the FDLE website at https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf.

The college has established a procedure for sexual offenders and predators who apply to the college. Sexual offenders are encouraged to self-identify when applying for admission by calling the office of the Dean of Student Services located at the Ocala Campus. Such individuals will be required to submit specific information to the Dean of Student Services about their offense(s), adjudication, sentencing, probation and treatment, and will be interviewed to determine if they can be accepted. Conditions may be placed on their admittance to the college, and instructors in whose classes they enroll may be notified of their presence. Sexual predators who apply for admission will be denied. The complete CF Administrative Procedure on the Admission of Sexual Offenders or Sexual Predators can be found at https://pr.cf.edu/files/procedures/sexual_predator_offender.pdf.