Carnegie Mellon Child Protection Requirements:
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. All faculty, staff, students, contractors, and volunteers must satisfy the background certification requirements for interacting with minors in the applicable jurisdiction. Specifically, it is the policy of Carnegie Mellon University to comply with the background certification provisions of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (23 Pa C.S.A. § 6303 et. seq.), as amended by Pennsylvania Act 153 of 2014. Additionally, our Policy on the Protection of Children in Carnegie Mellon Programs, Activities & Facilities 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. Child Protection Operations manages the program registration process and is available to assist individuals and organizations in the planning of safe and effective educational outreach and service programs that involve minors.