Background Check and Fingerprinting
Final candidates for all faculty, staff and management vacancies, whether regular
or temporary, are required to undergo a background check that includes verification
of employment and education, as well as a check of criminal records. In some cases
the background check will include a credit check and/or a Department of Motor Vehicles
check, as well as a check of licenses and certificates when applicable. Candidates
for positions where the employee will come in regular contact with minors will be
required to be fingerprinted. This policy applies to emergency hires and may also
be applicable to volunteers depending on the work they will be doing. See information
Student Employees below.
Contingent Offer of Employment
A contingent offer will be issued prior to the initiation of the background check.
It will include an anticipated start date. No one may start work until the background
check is cleared. If the background check has not cleared prior the anticipated start
date, the hiring manager will be contacted to discuss a future start date. If the
background check does not clear, the hiring manager will be contacted to discuss next
Student employees in the following units/departments are required to undergo a background check and some will be required to be fingerprinted:
- Information Technology
- Student Affairs
- University Personnel
Depending on a student’s work in another area, they may be required to undergo a background check. See Recruiters and contact us for more information.