The purpose of this Background Check Policy ("Policy") is to establish the background check requirements and processes for University of Colorado Boulder ("CU-Boulder") prospective employees, current employees, and certain volunteers and contractors to protect employees, students, and assets.
This Policy is written in accordance with Administrative Policy Statement 5050 "Background Checks" effective January 1, 2011. This version supersedes any previous version of this policy and procedure.
The purposes of this policy are to state goals and procedures to attain student body diversity at the University of Colorado at Boulder and to comply with legal rules governing consideration of race and ethnicity in achieving these goals.
Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which students express opinions.
Last updated April 2015
The University of Colorado at Boulder has a legal and moral obligation to accommodate all students who must be absent from classes or miss scheduled exams in order to observe religious holidays; we must be careful not to inhibit or penalize these students for exercising their rights to religious observance.
System and Boulder Campus policies exist for the approval and creation of new Centers, Bureaus and Laboratories. See www.cu.edu/policies/aps/academic/1008.html and www.colorado.edu/vcr/establishment-institutes-centers-laboratories-and-bureaus. These policies state that these units may be authorized by the Chancellor for an initial term of up to five years, and that renewals may be requested for up to seven years.