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Protection of Minors

Drexel University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. This is especially true for anyone under the age of 18 who attends the University or takes part in a program, activity, service or event operated by the University, or in partnership with, or exclusively run by, an external entity.

Protecting children under 18 from abuse and neglect is a shared responsibility. It requires collaboration from the formal child protective services system, community partners, faculty, professional staff, students and volunteers to provide local safety nets for children that may be facing challenges within our communities and neighborhoods.

As a community of caring, Drexel University has established policies and procedures to help ensure the prevention of child abuse and the protection of minors who are involved with adults associated with the University, through University courses, and other programs, activities, services and events that the University, or other entities, provide on and off campus. Drexel's K-12 initiatives, including outreach and community service, are designed to foster the sharing of resources with neighborhood partners and to provide a pipeline for success from elementary school, through middle and secondary school to post-secondary and graduate opportunities at Drexel University.

The Protection of Minors Resource Page serves as the hub for information impacting child protection including links to information related to the mandated reporting of suspected child abuse, training on child abuse recognition and establishing safe environments for minors, information related to child abuse clearances/background checks and additional resources related to child protection.