Working with Children

In 2014, the University issued a new policy for working with minors and it extends to student organizations. OSA has created support mechanisms to help engineering student orgs comply with the policy. One of the most important things is to plan ahead (months, not weeks!) in order to ensure your org has time to complete the requirements and be in compliance. If you have any questions at all, you can contact either Jen Wegner or Mariah Moss, both in the Office of Student Affairs, 143 Chrysler Center.

The Children on Campus website (http://childrenoncampus.umich.edu/) is a good place to start to learn more about the policy. There are three main components parts of the policy that OSA can provide support for your organization.

1. Complete a background check

Review the infographic that OSA created about the background check policy.
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OSA helps with the administration and organization of these checks and can also confirm if a check has already been done for a student. The infographic takes leaders step by step through the CoE process.

2. Register Your Program

Program registration must be completed by each organization per event: https://childrenoncampus.umich.edu/program-registration/registration/. If there are questions, contact
engin-minors@umich.edu.

3. Complete Required Training

The policy requires that specific trainings be completed in advance of the program. These trainings are available on-line (http://childrenoncampus.umich.edu/tools-training/training/) and can be accessed through authentication.