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Children on Campus


We exist to make children safer while they participate in WVU programs. We also want to help WVU community members who are administering those programs to comply with relevant laws and WVU policy.

To do this, we provide training, educational resources, and coordinate efforts across the University to establish guidelines and best practices that promote the safety of youth engaged in WVU programs, activities, events and research. Our services are guided by nationally recognized best practices, federal and state laws and regulations found within West Virginia University.

Each year, thousands of children interact with WVU through a variety of programs and events both on and off campus, so West Virginia University’s leadership is committed to ensuring that youth who engage with the university are protected from harm. West Virginia University welcomes youth and their families as members of the University community with the expectation that everyone will have a safe, enriching and inclusive experience.

Mission Statement:

West Virginia University is committed to the protection of children participating in programs and activities on campus, as well as in WVU-sponsored off-campus events. In furtherance of this commitment and consistent with Board of Governors Rule 1.7, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will:

·       Stay informed on developments impacting youth protection in West Virginia and nationally;

·       Be an active resource for WVU units planning to host programs involving Visiting Children (“Host Units”), in an effort to create a positive, safe experiential learning environment for program participants;

·       Partner with Host Units to ensure they develop, implement and regularly review guidelines for the supervision and safety of Visiting Children; and

·       Facilitate a volunteer vetting program to ensure that adults who have Direct Contact with Visiting Children have undergone required background checks and training.

Guidelines and expectations for program and event administrators. (en español)

If you have questions about Children On Campus Programming, please contact us at:

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
Phone: (304) 293-5600
Fax: (304) 293-8279

Children on Campus Camp / Event ADA Accommodation Request Form
Children on Campus Program and Planning Guide 2021
2020 Brochure PDF
2020 Brochure Word

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined by state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

– Board of Governors Rule 1.6

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1085 Van Voorhis Road Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202, Morgantown WV 26506-6202

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