For Brown Departments

If you have students who are engaging with minors or vulnerable populations in Rhode Island, it is likely required and generally best practice to obtain a RI State background check prior to their engagement. Check with your community partner(s) on the required or desired clearances for your students. The Providence Public School Department requires Brown University student volunteers to complete a State BCI prior to engagement

If you have specific legal or compliance-related questions, you can reach out to colleagues in the Office of General Counsel. If you’re interested in accessing a more complete explanation of how the Swearer Center runs their background check process that you can replicate, please let us know via [email protected]