CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University says it will begin to require all students to self-report past felony convictions and any registered sex offender status before enrolling for fall term, but will not bar them from school activities unless they pose a safety risk.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported Thursday that the new policy was recommended by a task force convened last year in the wake of public outcry over revelations that a university baseball team pitcher, Luke Heimlich, had an undisclosed conviction for molesting a 6-year-old family member when he was 15.
Heimlich was allowed to remain on the team after The Oregonian/Oregonlive reported the pitcher had pleaded guilty to the crime. Heimlich removed himself from the team for the rest of the season.
Heimlich and the Beavers begin the 2018 season on Friday.