The University Policy Office announces the issuance of University Policy 8.8, Minors at Cornell University. This new policy is sponsored by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joanne DeStefano, and administered through Compliance and Risk Services and Risk Management and Insurance.
Cornell University is a private institution with a public land-grant mission, home to a myriad of academic, enrichment, and recreational activities and programs routinely bringing thousands of individuals to university-owned or controlled property.
Cornell is committed to providing a safe environment for minors who participate in programs covered by this policy (covered programs). These programs are operated both by university departments and operations, as well as third-party camp and activity operators licensing the use of university property, and involve the participation of minors drawn from locations throughout the United States and the world.
While Cornell cannot predict the behavior of individuals intent upon untoward or criminal behavior, this policy sets forth measures that can enhance and contribute to the protection of minors participating in covered programs. Strict adherence to these policy requirements is necessary to involve minors in any covered program. Cornell expressly prohibits the operation of any covered program involving minors that does not adhere to these policy requirements and New York State requirements.
Please review the full policy and the accompanying Minors Program Administrator, (607) 254-1575.website. Any questions about the new policy or the website can be directed to the