Police Background Check – Student Life Team

Volunteers play an important role in creating a vibrant Carleton campus.  Whether it’s welcoming new students through the various Orientation Programs, hosting engaging events through Campus Activity Board, or assisting with SOAR Student Leadership Conference; a lot of the great work being done is made possible by over 1,000 students who volunteer annually with the Student Life Team as part of the Student Experience Office and the International Student Services Office.

To ensure a safe environment, all volunteers and paid staff must submit a Police Record Check (PRC) consisting of Level 3 – Vulnerable Sector Check.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Ottawa Police Services are offering Vulnerable Sector Checks for FREE for all student volunteers with an Ottawa residence address.  Please note, you will need to submit a volunteer letter which can be downloaded from our password-protected website.  Please contact prc@carleton.ca to obtain password if you have not received it from your program/event leader.
*Please note the Student Experience Office will accept PRCs issued on or after November 1st, 2023. 

Student staff who are PAID employees are also required to submit a Police Record Check as part of your employment; please use the same form below to submit this to our database.  Of note – paid staff are NOT eligible to use a volunteer letter to assist with the PRC fees.  If you have any questions, please contact your direct manager.

When you have obtained your PRC, please complete the form through the link below to begin the process for submitting your file to be added to our Student Life Team Volunteer Database.

PRC Database Submission FORM

Please contact us with any questions you might have at prc@carleton.ca

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Please contact us with any questions you might have at prc@carleton.ca