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Protection of Minors

As a community of caring, Drexel University has established the Protection of Minors and Reporting Child Abuse Policy, a formal set of requirements, guidelines and procedures, in accordance with all applicable state laws, for the protection and supervision of minors (anyone under the age of 18) who attend Drexel or take part in its programs and activities. 

Under the policy, you must complete and submit the Minors Program Registration survey before the start of any program, activity, service or event involving minors, on or off campus or in a virtual setting, that is:

  • sponsored by any academic, administrative or athletic department of Drexel University, or
  • sponsored by non-Drexel, external entities using University facilities.

Once submitted, your registration will go to the Minors Coordinator (, who will respond to you with next steps. 

Protecting minors from abuse and neglect is a shared responsibility requiring collaboration among 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. Even if you are not deemed to be a mandated reporter under the law, all persons with suspicion or knowledge of child abuse are strongly encouraged to make a voluntary report of such suspected or actual child abuse.

Members of the Drexel community must consider issues of safety, disruption of operations and services, disruption to other students and employees, appropriateness, and legal liability, as well as sudden emergencies, posed by the presence of children in the workplace. Therefore, Drexel faculty, professional staff, and students are not permitted to bring children on campus unless they are involved in an approved service or event.

In this section, you will find the following information and resources associated with the Protection of Minors and Reporting Child Abuse Policy:

Minors Program Registration Process

Best Practices for Interacting With Minors

How to Spot Signs of Minor Abuse

Reporting Minor Abuse: Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources: Policies, Laws, Government Agencies

Forms for Interacting With Minors

Pennsylvania Enhanced Background Certification (PEBC)