Background Checks

This page is dedicated to information related to the university’s policies and procedures 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.

Background check requests should be made via HireTouch. Illinois Human Resources will determine whether a background check is required.

University Background Check Policy

Contingent Offer Letters

Protection of Minors Policy

Security Sensitive Positions

Contact Information

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

Designating an Academic Position as Security Sensitive:
Illinois Human Resources at (217) 333-6747

Civil Service Sensitive Position Questions:
Illinois Human Resouces (217) 333-2137

Background Check Policy or Process Questions:
Illinois Human Resources: Chris Carr, (, (217) 333-2137
Illinois Human Resources: Labor & Employee Relations (217) 333-0033
Illinois Human Resources: Eva Griggs, (, (217) 333-2137

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