Background Check Policy
Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the students, employees, and guests who use or access its facilities. To this end, it is Winthrop University’s policy to conduct background screening on all candidates prior to employment, on existing employees on a periodic basis and in other circumstances in which Winthrop determines background screening is appropriate. Background screening may include, but is not necessarily limited to the procurement of criminal records, motor vehicle reports, credit reports, student loan status checks, and listings on the Federal Sex Offender Registry.
This policy applies to current employees of Winthrop University, individuals applying for employment with Winthrop University, and prospective representatives of Winthrop University who, in the course of representing the University, may be responsible for the direct care of minors or vulnerable adults. This policy also applies to individuals associated with camps or similar activities allowed to use Winthrop facilities and who may be responsible for the direct care of minors or vulnerable adults while on Winthrop’s campus. All individuals hereinafter referred to as Candidates.