Minor Protection and Adult Leadership policy.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Services
Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration
Director, Office of Workforce Relations, Director, Risk Management
The University of Wisconsin–Madison values the well-being, safety, and protection of minors who participate in programs sponsored by or associated with the University. This policy provides guidance for University of Wisconsin–Madison employees regarding appropriate levels of supervision of and contact with minors. The policy protects minors and members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison who supervise or interact with minors.
This policy applies to University of Wisconsin–Madison employees (including volunteers) who sponsor, operate, or participate in programs which include contact with minors (other than minors who are enrolled students or employees of the University).
This policy establishes a minimum standard of conduct relating to the supervision of and interactions with minors. It does not supersede any stricter standards set by divisions, departments, or programs that apply to supervision of and interaction with minors, including the supervision of minors who are participating in University research, which is overseen by a campus Institutional Research Board. This policy does not reflect additional requirements which programs must meet as outlined in other State, UW System or UW–Madison policy.
University daycare and preschool services or services provided by a licensed health care provider (or employee or volunteer acting under the direction of a licensed healthcare provider) are not included in the definition of university facilities and will follow applicable laws, regulations, and separate policies that reflect the unique activities that occur in those locations.
This policy does not apply to events on campus that are open to the general public, or locations generally open to the public, and which minors attend at the sole discretion of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), or private events where minors attend under parental or legal guardian supervision. Any other program or activity that believes it should be exempt from this policy must contact the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources or Director of Risk Management to request an exemption.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to the well-being, safety, and protection of all members of the community, including minors. The University community recognizes minors are a potentially vulnerable population, and they require special attention and protection.
In accordance with the applicable policies and procedures, University employees who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Authorized Adult: Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older in a paid or unpaid supervisory or leadership position.
Minor: A person under the age of eighteen (18) who is not a University employee or enrolled or accepted for enrollment at the University.
Program: Programs and activities offered by various academic or administrative units of the University. Non-University groups that use University facilities for programs must have an agreement. This includes but is not limited to workshops, sport camps, academic camps, conferences, and similar activities. Outside groups or organizations that contract with the University to use University facilities for programs must warrant that they follow the Minor Protection and Adult Leadership Policy.
University Facilities: Facilities owned by, or under the control of, the University.
One-on-one Contact: Unsupervised interaction between an Authorized Adult and a participant in a program without at least one other Authorized Adult, parent, guardian, family member or other minor being present.
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