General Resources

Background Check Information

Recent legislation amending PA Title 23: Domestic Relations, Ch.63: Child Protective Services changes requirements for background checks effective February 17, 2022.

Please check back often as this site will be updated as we receive further clarification on the requirements.

All University faculty, staff, and volunteers who are responsible for "the care supervision, guidance or control" of or have "routine interaction" with anyone under the age of 18 must obtain the following clearances prior to working with children, and renew them every five years:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP-164)
  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY-113)
  3. Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report)