Updated May 17, 2022

Criminal history checks are required for certain individuals working in programs and activities involving minors, including university employees and volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Those whose position description mentions working with minors.
  • Those whose position description does not mention working with minors, but who will be serving as authorized adults for a youth program.
  • Those who will be participating overnight in an overnight program with minors.
  • Those with other types of security-sensitive access, as determined by the Criminal History Check Crosswalk. This includes, but is not limited to: anyone who performs functions or duties that require interaction with minors in a private or unsupervised setting, personnel who will have access to youth personal information through registration, and personnel collecting registration fees.

Additional FAQs related to criminal history checks can be found here.


CHC Links and Resources

OSU's Criminal History Check Policy (Office of Human Resources)

DocuSign Electronic Form: Criminal History Check Release Authorization PowerForm

Print Form: Criminal History Check Release Authorization Form

Criminal History Check Crosswalk for security-sensitive access

FAQ for Criminal History Checks

Developing Position Descriptions

Description of Work - PDQ Short Form (Position Description Questionnaire)