Hosting Minors

Does your event involve bringing youth to campus?

St. Olaf is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of students, youth and others who are entrusted to our care. The college has adopted  the St. Olaf Guidelines for the Protection of Minors to describe requirements placed on administrators, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and all others working with minors – to promote their protection, to fulfill our obligation as mandated by law, and to provide the best possible experience for any minor visiting campus or in college-related programs.  This policy requires any program involving minors to meet the following criteria:

1. Register the program with the CCE office using the Request to Host Minors on Campus (online form). An email confirmation will be sent back upon approval.

2. Coordinate the dissemination, collection, and maintenance of the Guest Policies and Behavior Expectations (online form) – Guest Policies and Behavioral Expectations (pdf). For visiting groups, complete the Guest Policies and Behavior Expectations – Group (online form) – Guest Policies and Behavioral Expectations – Group (pdf).

3. Provide proof of successfully completed background checks for all adults who will interact with minors as part of the activity or program. Contact Human Resource Office for assistance.

4. Coordinate the completion of Sexual Abuse Awareness: Creating a Safe Campus for Young People online training by all adults in the program working with minors. Contact Human Resource Office for assistance.