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Fingerprinting services no longer available on University Park campus

Due to a recent change in the state’s contracts for fingerprint services in Pennsylvania, Penn State University Police will no longer be able to provide fingerprint services for campus community members on the University Park campus.

Due to a recent change in the state’s contracts for fingerprint services in Pennsylvania, Penn State University Police will no longer be able to provide fingerprint services for campus community members on the University Park campus. However, services will still be available in State College. Fingerprint-based background checks are required for students in field experience courses.

Penn State had offered fingerprint services on campus since the early 2000s. The services were revised beginning in 2015 as part of the University’s operational plan for conducting background checks required by the expanded Child Protective Services Law in Pennsylvania. The vendor, Cogent, recently ceased all operations on Nov. 11.

The new vendor, IndentoGO, declined to offer on-campus fingerprinting services; however the company will continue to offer services off-campus at 111 Sowers St., Suite 300, State College.