PA ACT 153 Contact with Minors and Required Background Checks
College faculty, administrators and support staff who have direct contact with a Minor
which involves the care, supervision, guidance or control of a minor or has routine
interaction with a minor must complete the additional background check certifications
that are listed below and be renewed every 5 years.
Routine interaction (which is part of the definition of “direct contact”) is defined as
“regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person’s employment responsibilities”.
Examples of employee-types which meet this requirement include, but are not
• Faculty who teach dual-enrolled (i.e. high school) students
• Faculty who teach high school students who are auditing their classes
• Employees who are serving as the lead camp director for any College-run or
College-affiliated summer camp or conference (even if one day)
• All employees who work during an on-campus summer camp involving Minors that
lasts two more days (All camp employees, Athletic Trainers, Lifeguards, etc). The
College has determined that two or more consecutive days qualifies as
Note: Conference workers who work for Facilities Services who do not routinely
interact with Minors are not required to complete all of the background check
certifications listed above.
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Check through the Pennsylvania Department of
Human Services (Act 33)
• Pennsylvania Criminal History Check through the Pennsylvania State Police (Act 34)
• FBI Criminal History Check; this check requires the individual to submit their
fingerprints to the FBI (Act 114)