Updated January 12, 2023

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.



University Standard: 05-010 Comprehensive Background Check

University Human Resources landing page: Background Checks Home

Background Check forms: Criminal History Check Release Authorization Forms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Background Checks:



Description of Work - PDQ Short Form for developing position descriptions

Criminal History Check Crosswalk for determining security-sensitive access

Human Resources Manual: Criminal History Check Related Forms and Policy Documents