Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all minors involved in any programs or activities conducted on university premises, as well as any off-campus programs or activities sponsored by the university.

The Policy on the Protection of Children in Carnegie Mellon Programs, Activities and Facilities highlights the university's dedication to keeping kids safe. This policy sets forth the university's requirements for and the expectations of faculty, staff, students, contractors and volunteers who operate and/or participate in such programs. The purpose of this Policy, and our Best Practices for Individuals and Program Requirements, is to ensure the safety and well-being of minors while setting high standards to encourage the pursuit of excellence in our engagement, outreach and service to the community.

All members of the Carnegie Mellon community, including faculty, staff, students, contractors and volunteers, are expected to act in accordance with this policy.

A registration form must be submitted for each program, course or activity involving minors at least 30 days prior to the start date. Programs, courses or activities that operate periodically must register annually. All programs, activities and courses involving minors must register with Child Protection Operations before beginning interactions with minors. Registration is required on an annual basis.  However, the addition of new volunteers and/or university employees should be reported to Child Protection Operations as changes occur. If you have questions about the registration process, please send a message to

CMU Ethics Reporting Hotline

1-877-700-7050 or (Username: tartans; Password: plaid)

The hotline is NOT an emergency service. For emergencies, call University Police at 412-268-2323 or 911.

While the hotline may be used to report suspected child abuse, reports filed through the hotline do not discharge an employee's mandatory reporting obligations.