Carnegie Mellon University

Programs Involving Minors and Child Protection Clearances (Act 153)

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

  • All programs, activities and courses involving minors must register with the Office of Human Resources before beginning interactions with minors.
  • Employees or volunteers who have direct contact with minors (i.e., the care, supervision, guidance or control of children, or routine interaction with children) must obtain Child Protection Clearances prior to interacting with any minors. These clearances must be renewed every 60 months (five years).