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 Programming Policy - Spring 2022

At this time, our Limited Programming policies for Minors Programs are no longer required. Because we are experiencing low COVID-19 transmission levels in our region and on campus, minors programs may continue by following our standard policies and procedures under TAP 50.

Please note that the University will continue monitor the status of COVID-19 with the Center for Disease Control and the Allegheny County Health Department. If circumstances change sufficiently or if Allegheny County changes its policies, the University could return to Limited Programming Policies for Minors Programs.

Also, although masks are not required at this time, some people will choose to continue wearing a mask. The University asks that we all respect each individual's decision whether to wear a mask.

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

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. All Program Coordinators are required to be trained on the TAP 50 process every three years. This training is availalbe online or in person. All programs, including Exempt Programs, must be registered with the Office of Risk Management at least one monty prior to the start of the program.

For Parents or Guardians of Minors Participating in Minors Programs

Parents/Guardians must complete the Minors Program Permission and Waiver Form and Emergency Contacts 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.