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Background Checks

Background Checks

For circumstances that require a disclosure of prior conduct information, requests must be submitted to The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution. If an academic or career application questions behavior or your record we recommend you be honest and truthful in your response.

The University will disclose your record of responsible incidents with a signed background release or when permitted under FERPA.

  • Academic history, dates of attendance, and GPA data requests must go to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Conduct verification of behavior background checks must go to The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
  • Documents requiring a Dean of Students Signature must go through The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.

Records Retention Policy

The University of Minnesota Duluth follows the system policy on records retention and student educational records.

For more information on the management of University records and information, please visit:

Our practice is to retain Student Conduct records for seven years. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, suspensions, expulsions, and incomplete cases.

Conduct records are highly confidential and legally guarded. Release of conduct records may or may not require the student's authorization. For example, potential employers may request a student's conduct record prior to extending a job offer. In this case, the student's signature is required.