Background Checks

To ensure that children and teens are supported by qualified adults in a safe and secure environment, all program faculty, staff, students, and volunteers are required to complete a background check before they begin working as of June 1, 2014.

In addition, background checks for faculty, staff, students and volunteers for U-M programs are repeated every two years. If a criminal record history is revealed, the application will be referred to Human Resources for evaluation consistent with SPG 201.95: Background Screening Policy.

Background checks are provided by the university at no cost to university-sponsored programs. Click here to 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 staff before being allowed to use or lease University facilities.

Click here to request a criminal background check for a prospective volunteer or staff member.

If you need to make multiple requests, click here to download a Background Check Request spreadsheet. Email the completed spreadsheet to Human Resources at

To request a background check for the Flint Campus, click here to email

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