CORI & the protection of minors

In solidarity with our mission, many of our programs work to mentor and empower children and youth throughout the Greater Boston Area. In our shared roles as teachers and mentors, we take the protection and safety of the community members we work with seriously. All students who volunteer with programs that work with minors and other vulnerable populations must be compliant in two processes within the last three years:

1) Have a completed and cleared background check through the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) system.

  • CORI forms must be filled out completely, including passport, driver license, or other government-issued ID number.
  • CSC staff must see and sign off on a passport, driver license, or other government-issued ID number at the time of submission.
  • Each of the four (4) forms must be completed, signed, and submitted on single-sided sheets.
  • The information contained in the forms and ascertained through the verification process are confidential.

2) Be familiar with the Boston University Protection of Minors policy, available online and shared at individual program orientations.

Students may not work with children, youth, and teens under the age of 18 until they are compliant with both of these policies. Any BU student who, based on the trainings and information available at the BU Safety website, believes a minor participating in a community program with CSC volunteers is at risk is required to report the risk to appropriate authorities. Students should follow the reporting guidelines in these situations and alert CSC and program leadership.

Please submit CORI forms single sided to the CSC on the 4th floor of the GSU.