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The Office of Student Services, in conjunction with Adventist University Human Resources, will do a preliminary review of all background checks. Any report that includes a report of an incident not previously disclosed by the applicant in his/her application for admission will be referred to the Vice President for Student Services for further consideration.
The Vice President for Student Services will speak to the applicant and then review the background check report and any additional information provided by the applicant. Adventist University may independently seek additional information about the incident that is the subject of the report. If it does so, it will share any additional information obtained with the applicant.
Each case will be considered individually, and no information will automatically result in the revocation of acceptance. A decision regarding final acceptance will be made only after careful review of factors including, but not limited to, the nature and seriousness of the offense, the circumstances under which the offense occurred, the relationship between the offense and the program to which the student is applying (including its clinical components), the age of the person when the offense was committed, whether the offense was isolated or part of a pattern of behavior, the length of time since the offense was committed, past employment and volunteer experience, past history of misconduct at prior institutions, evidence of successful rehabilitation, and forthrightness of the information about the incident in the opportunities for self-reporting.
After fully considering each referred applicant, the Vice President for Student Services will give his or her admission recommendation to the Office of Enrollment Services. If it is determined that the undisclosed incident is not the result of dishonesty or deception, the background check will be forwarded to the appropriate department chair for consideration relative to the professional accrediting body’s guidelines.