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.
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:
1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
Phone: (304) 293-5600
Fax: (304) 293-8279
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org EVENT REGISTRATION FORM Children on Campus Camp / Event ADA Accommodation Request Form Children on Campus Program and Planning Guide 2021 2020 Brochure PDF 2020 Brochure Word