Protection of Minors

The George Washington University is committed to the safety and well-being of all members of its community, including minor children. The Protection of Minors Policy establishes guidelines and procedures to promote the protection of minors. The university expects all members of the university community to adhere to and act in accordance with this policy.

The university offers programs and activities that minors attend and in which they participate. The university also allows non-university organizations to use university facilities for programs and activities involving minors. The Protection of Minors Policy addresses the protection and safety of minors in these programs and activities and establishes procedures for reporting known or suspected abuse or neglect of minors.

Members of the university community interact with minors in a variety of ways, including as prospective and enrolled students, employees, interns, visitors, and participants in programs, activities, or research. These interactions may occur at any university location or during any university-sponsored program or activity off campus. Members of the university community who engage in these interactions with minors must be diligent in protecting their safety and must report any known or suspected abuse or neglect in accordance with the Protection of Minors Policy.

Every member of the university community who knows, suspects, or receives information indicating that a minor has been or is being abused or neglected must report this information to the university.