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. Child Protection Operations is part of the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach.

Our Policy on the Protection of Children in Carnegie Mellon Programs, Activities & 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