Criminal Background Checks & Education Verifications
Once an offer of employment is made, Rollins College requires all full-time staff/faculty, part-time staff, adjuncts, temporary staff and volunteers to complete a criminal background check. You cannot opt out and appointments are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
Rollins College conducts background checks in order to promote a safe learning and working environment and protect the welfare of current and future students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the College; to protect institutional assets including property and information; to perform due diligence in verifying the identity and credentials of applicants. Background checks are common practice in higher education and colleges/universities routinely conduct these checks on their staff, faculty, adjuncts and volunteers.
Background checks are conducted by a reputable third party company called, Truescreen®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Screen, Inc. All background checks are conducted in compliance with federal and state law.
Our background check includes a social security number validation, address history, county criminal searches, federal criminal search, national criminal database search and SanctionsBase Plus search (includes various state and federal databases that list individuals who have been fined or censured by regulators in the healthcare, financial services and other regulated professions. It also includes names of wanted terrorists and drug traffickers).
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
Rollins College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.
The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Title IX Coordinator 1000 Holt Ave CB 2776 Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-691-1773 or 407-646-2577; The AVP of Human Resources and Risk Management is responsible for handling all other inquiries relating to discrimination including ADA and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, 1000 Holt Ave CB 2718, Winter Park FL 32789, 407-646-2577.
Jeanne Clery Act
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Rollins College provides information on crime prevention, the authority of the campus safety officers, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus for the past three (3) years. The annual security and fire safety report is available here.
To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the Rollins College Campus Safety & Security Department on the first level of the Facilities Management Building or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling, 407-646-2999.
The Campus Safety Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act using the information maintained by their office and provided by other offices such as; Student Affairs, Residence Life, other Campus Security Authorities and information provided by local law enforcement agencies surrounding the campus.
Title IX Information
Rollins College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and respectful community in which students, faculty, and staff can work together in an atmosphere free from discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy/pregnancy-related conditions.
For additional information, please refer to the E-Verify website.
Effective January 1, 2021 all hires will be processed through E-Verify. It’s unlawful to use E-Verify as a screening tool prior to an offer of employment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees. For additional information, please refer to the E-Verify website.
E-Verify checks the information provided on an employee’s Form I-9 electronically against records contained in DHS and SSA’s databases. Please view these important posters:
E-Verify Self Check
A free, optional service of E-Verify that enables U.S. workers to use the same information that employers enter into E-Verify and check it against the same databases that E-Verify checks. It allows U.S. workers to confirm their own eligibility to work in the United States and deal with any data mismatches found before being hired and checked by an E-Verify participating employer.
IMPORTANT: Please note that no one is required to use E-Verify Self Check to guarantee work authorization. It’s unlawful for any employer to require an employee to provide them with proof of a positive Self Check in order to keep, accept, or be offered a job.
For additional information regarding E-Verify Self Check, please refer to the E-Verify Self Check website. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the Payroll & HR Records Team at 407-646-2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.