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Minors on Campus

UCF is committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for minors who visit our campus or participate in our off-campus programs. In support of that commitment, University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk established a Minors on Campus Committee to develop a youth protection program and policy. The Minors on Campus Committee consists of representatives from the Office of Institutional Equity, Human Resources, Continuing Education, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of the General Counsel, Procurement Services, and Student Development and Enrollment Services. The purpose of the new youth protection program and policy is to take a proactive approach in protecting minors by providing educational and training opportunities to university employees and volunteers.

To better guide the development of the program, we will be distributing a campus-wide survey this spring. We ask that employees keep an eye out for the survey and participate.

UCF is a member of the Higher Education Protection Network (HEPNet), a national association linking together those that seek to advance the interactions of higher education institutions with children and youth. HEPNet serves as a coordinated voice promoting good practices for protecting vulnerable populations and providing programming and resources appropriate to their needs.