Minors on Campus Policy

Policy 2205: Minors on Campus
This policy establishes general standards for Minors participating in University Programs and for Minors visiting University workplaces and classrooms. 

Minors On Campus Program Registration FormHSC Minors on Campus Programs 

Reports of Known or Suspected Abuse or Neglect of Minors 

Every member of the University community has an obligation under New Mexico law to report any instances or suspected instances of the abuse or neglect of a minor. Anyone who knows, suspects, or receives information indicating that a minor has been abused or neglected, or who has other concerns about the safety of minors, should contact UNM Police or the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department at 1-855-333-SAFE (7233). 

Program leaders must obtain from each minor's parent or guardian a signed copy of the: 

Alternatively, program leaders may ask their Dean or Director to obtain from each minor's parent or guardian a signed copy of other similar forms that have been reviewed by Office of University Counsel 

Program leaders must obtain background checks for themselves and all Authorized Adults in the University Program.  


Program leaders should identify authorized adults who must complete appropriate training. Training is offered to employees through Learning Central. 

EOD 486: Minors on Campus 

The same training can be offered to other authorized adults who are not employees through the following link: 

Child Abuse and Neglect, Minors on Campus Training 

Minors on Campus Program Checklist 

Provided below are two UNM Minors on Program Checklists that will assist in planning a UNM Minors on Campus program that meets the requirements in Policy 2205. 

UNM Minors on Campus Program Checklist

Tips for Online Minors Programs 

  • Make sure your online format is ADA accessible. 
  • Understand the resources of your campers, by surveying your participants (do they have webcams, laptops, printers, etc.). 
  • Review your learning objectives and determine if  they might change with an online format. 
  • Think about your formats (do more than just video). 
  • Think about the differences in your online program management vs. the in-person program management. 
  • If allowing private chatting amongst the participants, make sure you have two adults present in the chats. 
  • Think about how you will virtually have parents and participants access online forms. 
  • What kind of photo protections are needed? 
  • Background checks are still needed for those hosting the program. 
  • If you send your participants to online content, make sure you are aware of whom may be advertising on these sites. 
  • This is an opportunity to assist students in being a good digital citizen. 
  • There may be laws that are applicable, such as COPPA, CIPA, FERPA, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions