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Safety and Protection of Minors at VCU

The Protection of Minors Office oversees compliance with the Safety and Protection of Minors policy

If you have questions about VCU's Protection of Minors policy, please refer to our FAQ, send an email to or call (804) 828-2841. 

Is your VCU unit involved with youth?

VCU is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all individuals in the university community, particularly minors who participate in VCU programs.

Activities involving minors are integral to VCU’s mission of creating and disseminating knowledge for the betterment of society and outreach through community engagement. Ensuring the safe and appropriate treatment of minors on campus is imperative.

If you are involved in a program on VCU campus that includes minors, this information applies to you. It is your responsibility to become familiar with and comply to all Protection of Minors Policy requirements.

Protection of Minors Decision Making Flowchart

Also, refer to the Safety and Protection of Minors Policy for details on the minimum requirements for the screening, supervision and training of individuals working with minors – to ensure their protection, to fulfill our obligations as mandated by law, and to provide the best possible experience for any minors participating in activities sponsored or hosted by the university

Have more questions? Consult our FAQs page for answers or call (804) 828-2841.

Safety and Protection of Minors Orientation Sessions

Equity and Access Services will be hosting Orientation sessions for the Safety and Protection of Minors policy. Orientation is designed for those who are involved in conducting programs or activities involving minors. Orientation will provide guidance on how to put the policy into practice and an opportunity to ask questions. This orientation does not take the place of the required online tier training.

Public orientation sessions take place twice in the spring and twice in the fall.

If you would like to set up a department-wide orientation session and you have a minimum of three people interested in attending, please email