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.
For policy clarification and interpretation, questions or issues regarding Covered Programs involving Minors, registration of Covered Programs, and review of reports of incidents involving Minors participating in Covered Programs, contact the Minors Program Administrator (607-254-1575 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
07/01/2021: Updated definition of Abuse (of a Minor).
11/04/2020: Reinstated definition of Covered Program(s), which had been unintentionally removed in the previous revision.
10/16/2020: Applied revised policy template, which included adding “who should read this policy” and simplifying the list of key contacts.
07/09/2020: Updated Failure to Comply component for university community members under Requirements section.
06/30/2020: Updated link in Training component under Requirements section