Apr 18, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appeal Process for Denial of Admission or Withdrawal for Convicted Sex Offender

When a convicted sex offender is denied admission to or is administratively dropped from classes at RCC, he/she will receive a letter from the Dean of Student Development stating his/her denial of admission or administrative drop from classes. After receiving the notification, he/she may invoke the following appeal process:

  1. The applicant/withdrawn student may write a letter of appeal to the Dean of Student Development in which he/she provides the following information:
    • Disclosure of the nature of the offense for which he/she has been convicted;
    • Justification for consideration of admission/reinstatement;
    • 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.

Note: If a student is appealing a denial of admission or an administrative drop, he/she must submit the letter of appeal to the Dean of Student Development within seven calendar days of the administrative drop or denial of admission, as noted in the letter of notification.

Once a letter of appeal (meeting all criteria above) is received from an applicant or withdrawn student, the following process is engaged/invoked/begins:

  1. The Dean of Student Development will request that the TAT be convened, and the Threat Assessment Committee will review the information submitted and make a decision by a simple majority vote within 14 calendar days of receiving the letter of appeal. 
  2. The Dean of Student Development will inform the applicant/dropped student by letter of the decision of the committee. The decision of the committee shall be final.

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