All Program Staff who work with Minors in programs or activities that involve interaction with Minors in spaces that are generally not open to the public must successfully complete a criminal background check. The University requires a criminal background check of state and national criminal records and applicable sex offender registries.

A list of key definitions for the Youth Protection Program is available here.

If you are a non-University organization sponsoring a program on University property, please view Third-Party/External Organizations.

As part of the program registration process, program administrators must provide a list of program staff participating in the program. A representative from the Youth Protection Oversight Committee will review the program staff list and contact the program administrator regarding directions on completing background checks. Background checks should be completed two weeks prior to the program start date.

Background check screenings are conducted via HireRight, the University’s background check vendor. The cost of the background check for compliance with the Youth Protection Program is $55 which includes up to four years of criminal monitoring. This monitoring will alert us if any new information is received that needs to be reviewed in order for the individual to continue their work with minors. The cost of the check is billed to the cost center provided on the registration form by Campus Card Services the office that manages background checks. For recognized student groups, the cost of the check is billed to Student Union.

It takes on average 3-5 business days once an individual enters their information into the HireRight system for results to be received and for an individual to be cleared to work. Individuals may access the results of their background check by logging into their HireRight account.

Additional information about background check screenings for compliance with the Youth Protection Policy is available on the FAQ section of this website.