Background Checks

This page is dedicated to information related to the university’s policies and campus guidelines regarding background checks for new and current employees, volunteers, and contractors. Background checks may be required based either on the new University Background Check Policy (which went into effect October 2015) or on the Protection of Minors Policy.

Contact Information

Status of a Background Check Request: or call (217) 333-2137 or (217) 300-1743

Designating an Academic Position as Security Sensitive:
Academic Human Resources:
Nicole Peck ( or Wil Myers (, all are at (217) 333-6747

Background Check Policy or Process Questions:
Staff Human Resources: Chris Carr, (, (217) 333-2137
Academic Human Resources: Yulee Kim, (, (217) 333-0033
Staff Human Resources: Ryan Hall, (, (217) 333-2137

Questions Regarding Background Check Charges:
Athalia Hunt, (, (217) 333-3101