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Criminal Background Check (CBC) Process for Events & Venues


CBCs are required for the event and volunteer workers at the following venues:

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts (effective  8/1/15)
  • MSU Auditorium (effective 8/1/15)
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (effective  8/1/15)
  • MSU Museum (effective  8/1/15)
  • Planetarium (effective  8/1/15)


Event/Venue Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Informs program volunteers and/or workers that a criminal background check is required for all individuals who will be in the designated venues.
  • Completes Section 1 of the University Events and Venues Criminal Background Check (CBC) Authorization Form.
  • Instructs program volunteers and/or workers to complete Section 2 of the Event/Venue Criminal Background Check (CBC) Authorization Form.
  • Collects and submits completed and signed Event/Venue Program Criminal Background Check (CBC) Authorization Forms by batch to MSU HR a minimum of ten (10) business days before the start of the Event/Venue annual year.
    • Program coordinators are encouraged to submit authorization forms for more volunteers and event workers than needed just in case some individuals are ineligible to volunteer or work for the Event/Venue Program. Doing this will ensure adequate coverage.
  • Submits Event/Venue Program CBC Authorization Forms in any of the following ways:
  • Mail: 
    MSU Human Resources
    Attn: Event/Venue Program CBC
    1407 S. Harrison Road, Suite 110
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Drop- Off:   MSU HR, 1407 S. Harrison Rd., Suite 110
    Attn: Event/Venue Program CBC

MSU HR Responsibilities:

  • Conducts CBC using the following tools:
    • Michigan Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT).
    • Michigan Department of Corrections' Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS).
    • National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW).
  • Reviews CBC results and assesses eligibility.
    • Notifies individuals who do not have satisfactory CBC results and provides opportunity for explanation/clarification before a final decision regarding eligibility is made. If individuals are deemed ineligible, a formal decision letter will be sent to the address provided on the authorization form.
    • Provides a list of Event/Venue Program volunteers and/or workers and their eligibility status.
  • Enters Event/Venue Program volunteer or worker data into MSU HR database and retains original forms.

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¹Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) will process CBCs for the Agriculture Pavilion and Athletic Venues.