Certain categories of individuals will be required to clear a criminal background check prior to participation in University-run or affiliated activities involving minors. The categories of individuals who must undergo background checks are listed in Appendix B.

If a criminal background check reveals adverse information or unfavorable results, the University will conduct an individualized assessment using criteria designed to identify potential risk to minors. A prior conviction shall not automatically disqualify a person from participating in a program or activity. Except where required by law, criminal background checks of University faculty, staff and students that are conducted pursuant to this Policy will be used only for purposes consistent with this Policy and will otherwise be kept confidential. Records of background checks will be maintained separately from an individual's personnel or student file.

Non-University organizations and entities that operate programs or activities on campus involving minors must conduct criminal background checks of their employees, volunteers, and representatives that meet University standards. The University may request any additional information it deems necessary to meet the requirements of this Policy.

Title IX Coordinators

Dr. Robert Pool
Vice President, Student Affairs
244 Hawkins-Conard Student Center
rpool2@ashland.edu
419.289.5324

Josh Hughes, J.D.
Director, Human Resources and Legal Affairs
106 Founders Hall
jhughe11@ashland.edu
419.289.5034