The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWCPSA) is a federal law that protects members of the public, specifically children, from violent sex offenders by implementing a more comprehensive, nationalized system for registration of sex offenders. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is Title 1 of the AWCPSA. This requires that registered sex offenders register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school.
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus 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 to each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.
North Dakota State University does not allow registered sex offenders to reside in University-owned or operated housing. Registered sex offenders are not barred from employment or enrollment at NDSU. Limitations and restrictions on employment and enrollment are reviewed on a case by case basis.
ND BCI maintains a master database of all persons registered in the state and monitors that database for any violations of the registration statutes by offenders. They also provide a link to a map with the option to view “sex offenders near me” and can be accessed at http://www.sexoffender.nd.gov/.