Protection of Minors on Campus strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for all minors visiting University property or participating in University programs. This unit reinforces this expectation by establishing standards, requirements and procedures that specifically focus on protecting the safety of individuals less than 18 years of age from maltreatment by a parent, guardian, caregiver, or staff of programs sponsored by, affiliated with, or conducted on University property.
In order for a University program or activity to be permitted to serve minors or for any outside third-party individual or organization to conduct a program that includes minors on University property (“Covered Programs”), the programs must be registered and approved by the University’s Coordinator for the Protection of Minors.
The Program Director must attest that all the requirements of the Protection of Minors on Campus Policy have been met in advance of the proposed program’s initiation and will be continuously maintained during the programs operation. For recurring Covered Programs, approval and registration must be renewed at least annually utilizing the registration process. The Program Director of any Covered Program must complete the registration process at least 10 days prior to the start date of the program.
Covered Programs include both daytime and overnight/residential activities such as athletic camps, science camps, academic camps, enrichment programs, and similar activities intended for the benefit of minors. Some Covered Programs may be excluded from the registration process. Contact Protection of Minors on Campus to determine if your program is exempt.
Exemption from registration does not imply that your program staff is exempt from reporting requirements and training.
Every proposed Covered Program must have a University sponsoring unit (department or program) and must have the approval of the head of that sponsoring unit. A sponsoring unit may choose to designate a staff person (or Departmental Booking Agent in Athletics) to coordinate the registration, compliance, and approval process.