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New minors on campus policy implemented

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Posted on November 29, 2018

Thousands of students under age 18 attend sports and academic camps, workshops and other events on campus. To help ensure the safety of these minors, a new policy has been implemented.

Maureen Walsh, associate vice president and chief human resources officer, said along with the policy an online toolkit was created to assist program directors as new requirements may change some processes. Highlights of the policy and new requirements are listed below; the policy is posted online.

• Online registration system: Programs and events that involve minors need to be registered via an online system. Walsh said this also allows the university to capture all programs throughout the year.

• New release form: A new form is available for parents/guardians. All minors on campus must have a signed release form on file.

• Authorized adults: Volunteers, students, faculty and staff who are considered authorized adults need to complete a background check and be educated about the minors on campus policy.

Informational sessions for program directors have been scheduled: December 3, 1-1:30 p.m. in L. William Seidman Center, room 3001; December 5, 10-10:30 a.m. in Zumberge Hall, room 1000; and December 6, 11-11:30 a.m. in Finkelstein Hall, room 351. These 30-minute sessions are optional and no RSVP is required.

Questions about the policy or new procedures can be sent via email to MoC@gvsu.edu, the Minors on Campus implementation team.