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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. Programs involving minors at VCU must follow updates to VCU's public safety measures for camps and youth programming as outlined here. These guidelines align with the requirements for VCU students and employees, which can be found on and are subject to change as needed.

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. Click below to register. 

September 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)

September 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Virtual)

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

VCU 2023 Summer Youth Programs Guide

Equity and Access Services, has created the annual VCU Summer Youth Programs Guide. This guide serves as a one-stop-shop for the VCU and Richmond communities interested in summer opportunities for youth on VCU's campus! 

Click to download the 2023 VCU Summer Youth Programs Guide.