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Does Your Program Involve Minors? Register Now!
As the Syracuse University community welcomes guests back to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, the Office of Institutional Risk Management is reminding community members to register their programs involving minors under the age of 18 who are not matriculated University students.
The University is committed to the safety of all minors who participate in programs operated, controlled or sponsored by the University on campus. In order to ensure that Syracuse University is safe for everyone, the Board of Trustees passed the Safety of Minors on Campus policy. This policy outlines all relevant safety practices enforced on campus.
Who must register?
Any in-person or virtual program that has at least one applicable minor must be registered with the University. “Program” is the term used to refer to activities that are:
- Sponsored, supervised, operated, controlled or managed by the University or an affiliate,
- Hosted on University owned, operated or controlled property, and/or
- Funded by the University or an affiliate.
Still unsure if your program requires registration? The Minors on Campus Policy Compliance Guide [PDF] can help you determine whether your program should be registered.
When do I need to register by?
Programs should be registered with the Office of Institutional Risk Management at least one month prior to the program’s expected start date.
How do I register?
Please register your program through the University’s youth program portal using your NetID and password.
Prior to working with unattended minors, program staff (including University faculty, staff, students, third parties and volunteers) must undergo background checks and training on how to interact with minors. Additionally, anyone participating in programs or activities involving minors on campus or sponsored by Syracuse University has an obligation to report suspected child abuse. You can find additional information on how to report suspected abuse in the Safety of Minors and Abuse Reporting Policy. It’s not just part of your job, it’s the right thing to do.
Faculty and staff with questions can contact the youth programs compliance coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.4011.