447.1 Background Investigation – Required for Designated Sites

P–447.1 Background and Purpose

Certain partner institutions require that all persons participating in the educational programs at their sites have an acceptable background investigation on file at the College.

Anyone required to participate in the educational activities at such designated sites, through admission and enrollment or through employment, must consent to a background investigation, and the results must be acceptable. Individuals who do not consent to a background investigation or who do not have acceptable results cannot remain as students in or be employed in the selected program.

Pr–447.1.1 Consent

Before any person can participate at such designated sites, the individual must consent to a background investigation. The individual must complete and sign the consent form, indicating understanding of the policies and procedures. Anyone who fails to sign the Background Investigation Consent Form will not be allowed to participate in the educational activity at the designated sites.

The background investigation for students and all related recordkeeping will be coordinated by the Division Office Coordinator; records will be maintained in a secure file cabinet.

The background investigation for employees and all related recordkeeping will be coordinated by the Human Resources department; records will be maintained in a secure file cabinet in the Human Resources department.

Pr–447.1.2 Privacy and Confidentiality

All files regarding the background investigation will be kept separate from the student’s school file. The results shall not be made known to any other College officials other than the program Chair, Human Resources designee, and administrators within the program or department. Any negligent or intentional disclosure of background investigation results by any College official may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Pr–447.1.3 Consequences of Unacceptable Background Investigation

Background investigation results with incidents will be reviewed by the dean and program chair for applicability to the program, in conjunction with review of any requirements established by the designated site. If the results are deemed to be relevant or violate the requirements of the site, the individual will not be allowed to participate in the educational program or activity.

  Background Investigation Consent Form
Policy Code Key
P Policy PR Procedure D Definition S Supplement

Content Owner: Donna Davis — ddavis@stchas.edu
Page Updated by: Jessica James
Date Issued: 06/27/07
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