Effective July 1, 2016 youth programs are required to adhere to University Policy 1-015. This policy was created to provide for the safety and protection of Minors who are participating in University sponsored or co-sponsored programs, or programs operated by non-University entities on University Premises.
Part of the mission of YPPS is to make the policy accessible and easily understandable to any programs that are covered by the policy. The first thing to consider is whether your program is covered under the policy.
A program or activity that is specifically designed for Minors as the participants, that is offered or sponsored by an academic or other administrative unit of the University (whether held on or off University Premises) or by a non-University entity operating on University Premises, and that has supervisory responsibility for the Minor participants. Examples of Covered Programs include day or overnight athletic, academic or recreational camps, conferences, workshops, or extension programs.
If your program falls in to this category, you are required to adhere to the policy. We have provided a checklist to help guide you through the process of becoming compliant will all five elements of the policy.
Background check guidelines
There are three options for background checks based on the role of Authorized Adult:
"Campus Staff or Faculty" $19.75
"Safety of Minors" $13.00
"Safety of Minors - Students & Volunteers" $7.75
|If the Authorized Adult is a University employee:||Background Check|
|Has received a University background check within the last 3 years||None needed|
|Has received a background check more than 3 years ago OR never received a background check||Campus Staff or Faculty|
|Needs a subsequent background check after 3 years||Safety of Minors|
|If the Authorized Adult is a student or volunteer||Safety of Minors - Students & Volunteers|