Criminal and Motor Vehicle Background Checks
To determine eligibility for employment or continued employment, the College has the right to check the criminal records of any employee or applicant for employment. In addition to a criminal background check, persons holding positions entailing the operation of Kenyon vehicles will be subject to a check of their driving records, and persons holding positions by which they can materially affect College assets will be subject to credit checks.
Consideration will be given to the relationship between a conviction and the responsibilities of the position that is or will be held. A relevant job-related conviction is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant.
Positions for which criminal background checks can be performed include, but are not limited to, the following: accounting, bookstore, library and information services, gift processing in the development office, security, senior staff, and student affairs, including all coaches. Also included are future employees of the maintenance department.
Falsification of application materials, including failure to disclose any convictions, is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant. All Kenyon employees, including faculty members, must notify the Office of Human Resources within five days of a conviction for a felony, first or second degree misdemeanor, or any drug, alcohol, or sex-related offense. Failure to report such conviction is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant. Supervisors should notify the Office of Human Resources immediately upon being informed of any such conviction.