Navarro College prospective Residence Life students must complete the Navarro College Release of Background Information form (RBI) as part of the Residence Life Application process. The Residence Life Application becomes valid when the complete application (both parts) is returned with the housing deposit fee ($230), a copy of the applicant’s driver license or State Identification Card and the non-refundable $10 processing fee. An incomplete Release of Background Information (RBI) form will void the Navarro College Residence Life Application.
Upon receipt of the Residence Life Application with the complete Release of Background Information (RBI) form and the non-refundable $10 processing fee, the Residence Life Department will process the background check of the applying student.
The findings of this background check will be evaluated and compared to the Navarro College Residence Life Criminal History Standards. If the background check results in a negative report (“No Record”), the Navarro College Residence Life staff will declare that the applicant is “eligible” for consideration for Residence Life.
If the Criminal History Check reports that the applicant has a Criminal History, the information will then be evaluated according to the Navarro College Residence Life Criminal History Standards. If the applicant does not meet the standards, a declaration of “not eligible” will be made. The applicant who does not meet the standards will be notified by mail that he/she will not be entered on the placement list for Residence Life at this time. The procedures for refund of the deposit and the appeal will be explained in the letter.
Each applicant who fails to meet the Navarro College Residence Life Criminal History Standards and has been deemed “not eligible” may contest or review the declaration of “not eligible” by using the following procedures:
– Within three (3) working days of receipt of the “not eligible” letter, the prospective applicant will contact Residence Life and schedule a time for review of the information.
– The applicant must bring the letter stating that he/she has been declared “not eligible”.
– The applicant will be required to bring copies of all certified judicial court decrees that negate the validity of the criminal charge(s) and their dismissal.
– A Residence Life Review Team will review all pertinent information provided. If the charges are shown to be “invalid”, the Residence Life Review Team shall re-submit a declaration of “eligible” to the Navarro College Residence Life Department.
Copies of all documents or records that are submitted, during the review, will be placed on file. All record inquiries and submitted documents shall be considered confidential, and will not be released.