IntegrityStar UCF Compliance & Ethics Newsletter UCF Compliance & Ethics Newsletter

A message from University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk

While most of the young people that spend time on our campus are adults, there are a significant number of teenagers and children that take part in our exceptional day and over-night programs, camps, and conference activities. These children engage in sports camps, band camps, and academic camps. They take part in music workshops, attend pre-collegiate education and training programs, and become part of retreats. We are proud to host such a wide variety of programs, and we want these children to be safe. UCF’s new Youth Protection Program will support these activities while ensuring that we remain in compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations. In this edition of the IntegrityStar we offer a comprehensive overview of UCF’s new Youth Protection Program. Please be sure to read the article, along with the questions and answers in our FAQ section.

In addition to the new Youth Protection Program, Human Resources has recently launched a new policy on background checks. An article on the new requirements, including those that pertain to minors on our campus, are contained in the article on background checks. The Youth Protection Policy and Background Check Policy go hand and hand. Read both articles and let us know what you think.

We’ve included in this edition a thought-provoking article by Dr. Kuebler and Dr. Beever, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Chemistry and Philosophy College of Sciences and College of Arts and Humanities that was originally published in the UCF Forum. If you haven’t read the article yet, please take a minute to do so. You’ll also want to read the In the Spotlight section where we feature these same authors and provide information on the important ethics work that they are doing here at UCF.

Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of the IntegrityStar. We welcome your suggestions for future topics and your feedback. Please write to us at We are always happy to hear from you.