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Act 73 (Contact with Minors) Background Checks

Drexel is committed to protecting the safety, security and health of its students, faculty and professional staff members, volunteers, non-employee associates and others, as well as safeguarding the interests of Drexel. As part of its efforts to create a safe work and study environment, Drexel requires that background checks be conducted on faculty and professional staff members, volunteers, and non-employee associates as a condition of employment or assignment (in the case of volunteers).

Background checks are the first and most effective means of protecting minors from abuse by screening out potential abusers before they interact and have contact with minors. In addition to any of the background checks required based upon position/assignment, job responsibilities or services, all Drexel faculty, professional staff members, including those affiliated with a collective bargaining unit, student workers, volunteers, temporary staff, non-employee associates, and finalist candidates seeking employment at Drexel with a significant likelihood of regular contact with minors or one-on-one or small group contact with minors are required to be background screened as follows as required by the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Act:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprint Check

For more information regarding the Act 73 Background Checks, please contact Monée Pressley, HR Compliance Specialist at or 215-895-6245.