The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance for issues related to child protection and the reporting of child abuse. University faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and representatives as well as third-party vendors and their employees, representatives, volunteers, camp coordinators, staff, and participants that contract for use of University facilities, with responsibilities that involve interaction with children, must carefully review and abide by the following guidelines regarding child protection and the reporting of child abuse. Any University personnel who makes a good faith report of child abuse may not be subjected to retaliation by the University.
Anyone who works with or has the potential to work with minors must pass a background check before they may begin working or volunteering for Troy University.
In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Troy University Police Department is providing a link to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement 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 of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In the State of Alabama, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender Registry maintained by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.
The Sex Offender Registry is available via Internet pursuant to Title 15 Article 2 Section 15-20-25, Adult criminal sex offender - Community notification procedures, of the Code of Alabama. Registry information provided under this section shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, screening of current or prospective employees, volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is responsible for maintaining this registry. To access the Sex Offender Registry go to http://dps.alabama.gov/ and it can be found under the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s Quick Links.