Background Checks

Certain courses require background checks and Adult and Child Maltreatment Registry checks.  If your course requires these checks please check your student email account for specific instructions.  Below are the documents you may need to complete.  Please note the Adult and Child Maltreatment Registry checks must be notarized.  Be aware that the failure to submit the proper documents may result in your inability to participate in the service learning course.  Social Work and Study Abroad service learning courses require different forms than the ones below.  Social Work students should contact the Field Supervisor for the correct documents.  Social Work students may also be required to submit to a drug/alcohol screen.  Requirement determinations for Social Work are determined by the Field Supervisor.  Study Abroad students will receive the proper forms through the Hogs Abroad portal. 

 

As part of a service learning activity, students may be required to fill out the following:

 

Forms should be submitted to the Center for Community Engagement (Union 643A) in person or by fax (479-565-4997).  Students submitting drug/alcohol screens will be directed to CourtHouse Concepts.  If you are currently enrolled in a service learning course check your UARK email for specific directions,  including a list of available notaries and deadlines.  Questions regarding background checks should be sent to slcheck@uark.edu.  You may request a copy of your background check results by emailing slcheck@uark.edu.  Copies should be available within two to three business days.  

 

Background Check Details:

Students will be notified by email as to which check they will be required to complete.  Background checks are done by CourtHouse Concepts.  The information below is referred to as Addendum A in the Authorization and Disclosure Form.  Depending in the specific course, a student will be required to undergo package 1, 2, or 3.  Students will learn which package level is required when they receive a notification from the Service Learning staff.  Notifications are sent to students once they enroll in the course.  Students are encouraged to speak with Service Learning staff or the course  instructors prior to registering if they have questions regarding the background check requirements.  Checks need to be completed prior to engaging in the service activity.  The costs of these checks are included in the service learning fee.


Package 1:                                       

  • Social Security Trace- Verifies number and lists all known addresses for the applicant
  • Nationwide Criminal History – Database search of over 500 million criminal records.
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search – Search of National Database containing sex offender information from all 50 states. 
Package 2:                                                   
  • Social Security Trace- Verifies number and lists all known addresses for the applicant
  • Nationwide Criminal History – Database search of over 500 million criminal records.
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search – Search of National Database containing sex offender
  • Federal District Search (Crimes against the Government)
  • OFAC/FACIS/OIG
Package 3:                                                   
  • Social Security Trace- Verifies number and lists all known addresses for the applicant
  • Nationwide Criminal History – Database search of over 500 million criminal records.
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search – Search of National Database containing sex offender information from all 50 states.
  • 7yr County Criminal History- Search of all counties within the last 7 years determined from social trace
  • Federal District Search (Crimes against the Government)
  • OFAC/FACIS/OIG
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen