Background Checks

To ensure that children and teens are supported by qualified adults in a safe and secure environment, all adult program or event faculty, staff, students, and volunteers are required to complete a background check before they begin working with children.

Background checks for faculty, staff students and volunteers for U-M programs must be repeated every two years. If a criminal record history is revealed, the application will be referred to Risk Management Services for evaluation consistent with SPG 201.95: Background Screening Policy.

Background checks are provided by the university at no cost to university-sponsored programs. Download the Background Screening Decision Matrix.

Program administrators of non-university-Sponsored Programs are required to certify that they have conducted criminal background checks and determined the fitness of all volunteers and program or event staff before being allowed to use or lease university facilities.

To request a SINGLE background check, please complete the following steps:

  1. Draft an email to SSC.HR.Recruiting.Employment@umich.edu
  2. In the subject line, indicate Program/Event – BACKGROUND CHECK
  3. In the body of the email, include the following information:
    • Full birth name (of candidate in need of background check)
    • Email address (of candidate in need of background check)
    • Program/Event Name
  4. Send the message to SSC.HR.Recruiting.Employment@umich.edu

You will receive a confirmation email with a ServiceLink case number; all further updates will be communicated via Case Connected emails.

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To request MULTIPLE background checks, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and complete the Children on Campus Program Spreadsheet
    • Complete fields denoted in red only
  2. Email the completed spreadsheet to SSC.HR.Recruiting.Employment@umich.edu
    • In the subject line, indicate Program/Event – BACKGROUND CHECK
  3. Send the message to SSC.HR.Recruiting.Employment@umich.edu

You will receive a confirmation email with a ServiceLink case number; all further updates will be communicated via Case Connected emails.

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To request a background check for the Flint Campus, email brancht@umflint.edu.

For further information on background checks, see our frequently asked questions.