VCU is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all individuals in the university community, particularly minors who participate in VCU programs.
Youth Safety on Campus
Programs serving minors on campus may proceed Summer 2022. Programs must follow updates to VCU's public safety measures for camps and youth programming as outlined here. These guidelines align with the requirements for VCU students and employees, which can be found on together.vcu.edu and are subject to change as needed.
Safety and Protection of Minors Policy
The Safety and Protection of Minors Policy applies to all programs and activities that involve non-enrolled minors and are sponsored by the university or conducted by other organizations on VCU’s campus, including camps, clinics, workshops, conferences and other educational activities.
The policy was approved on March 3, 2016; went into effect July 1, 2016; and was most recently revised May 7, 2021.
The procedures and processes in the Safety and Protection of Minors Policy ensure that VCU programs and activities with participating minors shall be conducted in a manner that is appropriate and intended to keep everyone healthy and safe.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your VCU unit involved with youth?
Activities involving minors are integral to VCU’s mission of creating and disseminating knowledge for the betterment of society and outreach through community engagement. Ensuring the safe and appropriate treatment of minors on campus is imperative.
If you are involved in a program on VCU campus that includes minors, this information applies to you. It is your responsibility to become familiar with and comply to all Safety and Protection of Minors Policy requirements.
Have more questions? Consult our FAQs page for answers.
Registration is required.
Three tiers of online training.
Options for screenings.
To monitor SPM Policy compliance, MFYC conducts program reviews.
To support the university community in the implementation of the policy, orientation sessions will be held. Orientation is designed for departmental leadership and program staff who are involved in conducting programs involving minors on campus. Orientation will provide guidance on how to put the policy into practice and an opportunity to ask questions. This orientation does not take the place of the required online tier training.
Department Orientation Sessions:
If you would like to set up a department-wide orientation session and you have a minimum of eight people interested in attending, please email email@example.com.