Background Checks


New Hires:

  • Budgeted |Benefits Eligible Positions
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Adjunct Staff (Including Students)
  • Graduate Appointments 


  • Current Benefits Eligible Employees: promotions and reclassifications when the duties of the new position or reclassification include new significant financial responsibility.
  • Rehired Employees: If a background check was completed within the past year, a new background review will not be required, unless there are areas of review required by the job that were not covered in the previous review
  • UNH Youth Programs: Employees and volunteers working with UNH Youth Programs or Youth Skill Camps are required to undergo a background check before interacting with minors.  

    Frequency and level of check depends upon whether the program meets the State of New Hampshire definition of a Youth Skill Camp and/or that of a UNH Youth Program.

The University of New Hampshire strives to provide a safe work environment. A pre-employment review of a candidate for employment is done to comply with pertinent laws, promote a safe work environment, and to protect the University's assets, including its employees, students, property, and information.

All background check requests are submitted using the online UNH Background Check Request Form: REQUEST A BACKGROUND CHECK.

For more information about the background check process visit the Procedures and Related Links/Forms pages.