Minors Programs

Duquesne University places the highest emphasis on the safety and wellbeing of its campus visitors and particularly those visitors who are Minors. For purposes of Duquesne University's policy and Minors Programs requirements, the term "Minor(s)" means any person or group of persons under the age of 18, excluding those who are enrolled at the University as full-time students.

To put into practice the University's commitment to the protection of Minors on campus and compliance with the various laws related to Minors on campus, the University has established a policy and a Compliance Manual describing its requirements for Minors Programs.

The Office of Risk Management is responsible for enforcing the policies regarding Minors Programs by:
• Ensuring compliance with federal laws, state laws, and University policies governing the protection of Minors;
• Monitoring the process by which organizations may sponsor or participate in Minors Programs; and
• Training University departments on these policies and their responsibilities of compliance.

The University's full policy can be read at TAP 50: Protection of Minors.

For questions or concerns regarding Duquesne University's Protection of Minors Policy or compliance of a Minors Program, contact the Assistant Director, Risk Management Sean Weaver at weavers2@duq.edu or 412.396.2073.

Limited Opportunity for Summer 2021 Programming

Duquesne University places the highest emphasis on the safety and wellbeing of its campus visitors and particularly those visitors who are minors.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 considerations, the University will approve a limited number of in-person day camps/programs for high school-aged minors during the summer of 2021. Only programs that foster academic enrichment and/or that substantially contribute to recruiting will be approved. Program Coordinators must submit a written request for approval to the Office of Risk Management. The Office of Risk Management, in consultation with the appropriate University office(s), will review such requests and will notify Program Coordinators of approval or non-approval.

If approved, programs with minors must comply with all University rules related to COVID-19.

Additionally, the Program Coordinator is required to comply with Duquesne University's TAP 50 - Protection of Minors process. This includes program registration at least one month prior to the program start date and submission of the certificate of compliance at least one week before the program start date.

Any questions should be directed to Sean Weaver by email (weavers2@duq.edu) or by phone (412-396-2073).

Thank you for your cooperation during this approval process.

For Duquesne University Program Coordinators

If you are a Duquesne University employee, faculty member, or full-time student and wish to host a Minors Program, visit the Minors Program page in DORI for information and requirements or contact the Office of Risk Management at pwm@duq.edu.

For Parents or Guardians of Minors Participating in Minors Programs

Parents/Guardians must complete the Parental Consent, Emergency Contacts, and Legal Release Form in order for their child/dependent to participate in a Duquesne University Minors Program. Program Coordinators may also ask parents/guardians to complete the Use of Image Consent and Release form. (If you prefer a paper copy, please contact the Office of Risk Management at pwm@duq.edu.)

If you have any questions regarding the Minors Program in which your child/dependent is participating, please contact the Program Coordinator for the event. The Program Coordinator is the Duquesne University student or employee responsible for coordinating the Minors Program.

For Volunteers of Minors Programs

Anyone wishing to volunteer for a Duquesne University Minors Program who is not affiliated with Duquesne University must review the Volunteer Guide and Procedures and submit a completed Volunteer Agreement. If you prefer a paper form, please contact the Office of Risk Management at pwm@duq.edu)

If you have any questions regarding the Minors Program in which you are participating, please contact the Program Coordinator for the event. The Program Coordinator is the Duquesne University student or employee responsible for coordinating the Minors Program.