Criminal Background Check Policy

If a student is assigned for clinical experiences/practicum at a clinical affiliate, other affiliate agency, organization, or school requiring a criminal background check, the student will be required to provide the requested information.

Students are allowed in the facility at the discretion of the clinical affiliates, other affiliate agency, organization, or school. If the agency denies the student’s acceptance into the facility, the student will not be able to complete the clinical/ practicum/field experience and will be withdrawn from the program.

In certain situations, investigative background reports are ongoing and may be conducted at any time. Access to the program may be denied at any time by the agency or LMU.

Pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, LMU provides each student with the proper notices and forms at the time of application to the University with regard to background checks.