Criminal Offender Record Information
interested in participating in any academic program that involves working with
children, the disabled, or the elderly; or that includes a clinical affiliation
with a private or public health care provider, may be required to undergo
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry (SORI)
checks. Depending on the contents of the CORI and SORI reports,
participation in the program, or clinical affiliation related thereto, may be
denied. CORI and SORI checks may be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General
Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167C and 178B; and consistent with guidelines
promulgated by the Executive Office for Health and Human Services, and/or the
Commonwealth's Department of Public Health. For more information, contact
Mary Martin, Staff Assistant, Student Affairs (Ext. 1602) or click the above
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Berkshire Community College
As the college founded to serve the needs of Berkshire
County, the mission of BCC is to place higher education within reach of all
Berkshire County residents. BCC is
committed to access, academic excellence, student success, and leadership in
BCC is a public, fully accredited,
community college offering associate degree and certificate programs, as well
as various other educational opportunities, primarily to the residents of
Berkshire County and surrounding areas.
Who Needs a CORI Check?
Students and faculty whose program of study/internship
involves site placement where there is the potential for unsupervised
contact with vulnerable populations (children, elderly, disabled and infirmed).
Who Will Be Conducting the Check?
The Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) has authorized
BCC to receive criminal record information. This information is retrieved and
reviewed by BCC personnel trained and certified by CHSB.
What is the Procedure?
- Candidates complete a short
- Candidates present a
government approved, photographic identification (driver's license,
passport, military ID, gun permit etc.) for proof of ID. A copy of the
ID is made and kept with the authorization.
- Information is forwarded to
CHSB and the record check is completed.
Candidates who have a criminal record will
- have the opportunity to meet
with BCC's CORI Review Committee.
- Record checks are conducted
each semester on each candidate participating.
When Do I Fill Out the Form?
Candidates need to submit their
authorizations each semester prior to participation at the placement
site. The timeframe for processing is approximately 3 weeks.
BCC is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, maternity leave and/or national origin in its education programs