The University of Wisconsin–Madison (University) is committed to the well-being, safety, and protection of all members of the University community, including Minors. The University community recognizes Minors are a vulnerable population, and they require special attention and protection. This policy establishes the University’s minimum requirements and expectations for precollege and youth programming and safety and requires registration, screening, and training for all persons involved in programming to identify and address issues that may affect Minors in the University community.
This policy applies to
This policy does not apply to:
The University has specific policies addressing Minors. The Precollege & Youth Programming Policy supports and complements existing policies and guidelines for Minors on campus. It also describes the resources that are available to all departments and units to help protect Minors engaged in Programs at the University. This policy does not supersede: any stricter standards set by state or federal laws; college, school, department, division or unit Programs that apply to supervision of and contact with Minors; or the University policy governing the supervision of Minors who are participating in University research, which is overseen by the campus Institutional Review Board (IRB).
* Cooperative Extension maintains extensive policy protections relating to youth safety, and will continue to follow these policies while simultaneously working with UW-Madison to ensure that all policies are both mutually compatible and complementary.