Minors on Campus Policy
An Authorized Adult is an individual, age 18 and older, paid or unpaid, who supervises, chaperones, or otherwise works with Minors in Program activities, or recreational, and/or residential facilities. This includes but is not limited to faculty, employees, student employees, staff, volunteers, graduate and undergraduate students, interns, teachers, employees provided by temporary agencies, third-party hosts, and independent contractors/consultants.
The role of Authorized Adult may include positions such as counselors, chaperones, coaches, instructors, and other similarly situated persons. Temporary guest speakers, presenters and other individuals who have no direct contact or only incidental contact with Program Participants, other than as short-term activities supervised by Program staff, are not considered Authorized Adults but are still expected to conform to the conduct requirements in Section II of the Minors on Campus policy.
The Minors on Campus policy is available in full on the Grand Valley State University Policies website.
Forms and Training
All Authorized Adults must complete the following forms and training materials.
- Background Check Authorization Form
- Submit to the Director of the program you will be participating
- Policy Quiz Training Video
- Review Minors on Campus Policy
- Review Conduct Requirements of Authorized Adults
- Review Minors on Campus Things to Avoid