2019-2020 Catalog

Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information Checks (CORI/SORI)

Students interested in participating in an academic, community or clinical program that involves working with a vulnerable population (children, the disabled or the elderly) will be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible to participate in such activities unless cleared by BCC’s CORI Review Committee following procedures set forth by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS). The College is authorized by the DCJIS, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167A, 172, Chapter 30A, and regulation 803 CMR 2.00 to review and assess criminal history records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, and Section 178J.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact Julia Curletti, CORI Administrator, at 413-236-2142. If you are enrolled in a program which requires a CORI authorization, paperwork may be completed in the Student Engagement Center.