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Minors on Campus

Minors on Campus Training

The University of Scranton training on child abuse awareness with regard to the University policy, and a training quiz are available through the Office of Human Resources by contacting Elisa Cosner at (570) 941-7767. 


Background Check Requirements

Background Checks:

To fulfill the requirements of the policy, each applicant must submit proof of submission of each background check and the result of each background check thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event.  

The Child Abuse clearance form has to be mailed to the PA Department of Public Welfare along with a money order. The typical turnaround time on that clearance is 1 to 2 weeks.  The Pennsylvania State Police background check is the only one that can be done over the internet to provide an immediate result. For the FBI Clearance, individuals must register through CogentID and then go to the nearest fingerprint location (the Dunmore UPS store) to have the fingerprints done. The turnaround time for fingerprint results is typically about 10 days.

 Child Abuse:

The Child Abuse link goes directly to the form, which has the directions on the third page of the form.

 State Police:


The FBI link is to CogentID. There is a link on that page for first time users that explains the process.