Carnegie Mellon University

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Every member of the Carnegie Mellon University community has an ethical and legal obligation to immediately report instances or suspected instances of child abuse or any other inappropriate interactions with minors who are under the university’s care, supervision, guidance or training.

Under Pennsylvania Act 153 of 2014, all university employees are Mandatory Reporters of child abuse.

In addition, individuals serving as volunteers for Carnegie Mellon who are responsible for the welfare of a minor or who have direct contact with minors are also Mandatory Reporters of child abuse.

For more information about how and when to file a report, and frequently asked questions, please visit the website of the Office of the General Counsel. 

You can also view our mandatory reporting of child abuse booklet to learn about your roles and responsibilites as a mandatory reporter.