Background Checks in the University Admissions Process: An Overview of Legal and Policy Considerations
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A primary question post-Virginia Tech has been how to keep campuses safe. This article begins by examining recent incidences of student-on-student violence. It then discusses current college and university practices regarding student background checks. Following is an exploration of several legal and policy issues related to student background checks, and the article concludes by providing steps schools can follow to implement student background checks.