APPLY TO MESSIAH

Fill out our online application and take an important step toward becoming a Messiah College Falcon!

Background checks

Background Check

Important: All camp employees (athletics, music, art, math, etc.)

Important: All lifeguards, Oakes Museum

Important: (Summer Only) All Dining Services, Campus Events, Conference Services, and Laundry Services


Because Messiah College hosts programs for minors on campus, Pennsylvania law requires that those employees working with such programs, either directly or indirectly, be fully screened to meet Act 73, Act 151, and Act 34. This means that any student who wishes to work with a camp or in an area that supports conferences or camps this summer will need to have background checks completed and clearances submitted to the Student Employment Office BEFORE the first day of work.

All camp employees (athletic camps, writer’s workshop, orchestra camp, theater camp, etc), Campus Events employees, Dining Services employees, Laundry Services employees, Lifeguards, Conference Services employees and select Oakes Museum employees are required to obtain the following 3 background check clearances:

  1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  2. Pennsylvania State Police Check
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (Cogent) Fingerprinting Check

Employees not submitting background check confirmations will not be permitted to work. Directions for completing background checks can be found below. Keep in mind that it could take several weeks for the FBI clearance to arrive to you in the mail, so please plan accordingly.

Background Check Links to Additional Information Cost
Act 34: Pennsylvania State Police Check Click here for instructions (PDF) $10
Act 151: Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance Click here for instructions (PDF) $10
Act 73: FBI (Cogent) Fingerprinting Check

Click here for instructions (PDF)

$25.75


Background check clearances should be submitted to the following individuals:

* Athletic Camp Employees: Casey Stone / Athletics Department / cstone@messiah.edu

* All other summer student employees: Belinda Conrad / Student Employment Office, Old Main, first floor / StudentEmployment@messiah.edu

We must see the original FBI clearance. Scans, photocopies, and faxes will not be accepted. You can have the originals back after we view them.

Once you have completed a background check and have submitted the clearances, your clearance remains in effect for three (3) years. You will not need to complete the background checks each year. If there is a gap in enrollment (the student leaves the college and then returns), the student will need to re-obtain all clearances. If you think that Messiah College may already have your records on file but are unsure, please contact the Student Employment Office to confirm your materials are on file before your first day of employment.