- Register Programs
- Report Abuse
Updated November 1, 2023
Authorized adult: An individual age 18 or older, paid or unpaid, with university authorization and responsibility for Direct Supervision of minors, who has successfully cleared a Criminal Records Check and Sex Offender Registry Check, completed required training, and reviewed the Youth Safety Standards of Behavior form.
Child abuse: Under Oregon law, the following are considered child abuse:
Criminal records check: The review of any and all criminal records containing any information collected and stored in a state or county repository or the criminal records repository of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Direct access: Interactions that meet either of the following criteria:
Mandatory reporter: An individual required by law to report suspected child abuse. Under Oregon law, all university employees are considered mandatory reporters and must report incidents of child abuse at all times, not just incidents that may occur during working hours or on university property.
Person-in-charge: A university employee who is responsible and accountable for compliance and overall administration of a youth program, including programs operated by non-university entities. The person-in-charge is designated by the Sponsoring Unit administrator.
Sponsoring unit: The university department, college, administrative unit, professional school, Extension Service, research facility, or branch campus that offers a youth program or gives approval for the use of university property, resources or brand for a youth program, and is responsible and accountable for compliance with applicable university policies. The sponsoring unit is represented by a dean, director, department head, or designee who has departmental or unit oversight and with authority to approve or deny programs.
University-hosted youth program: Any event or activity that meets the following criteria:
University-operated youth program: Any event or activity that meets the following criteria:
Volunteer: An individual appointed to perform official university duties without compensation or remuneration. The volunteer performs activities at the request of, for the benefit of, and under the supervision of, the university. This includes university employees and students serving in a volunteer capacity in a youth program.
Youth program personnel: University employees and volunteers who will have Direct Access to minors in the context of a youth program. This definition does not include third-party staff or individuals who are supervised by non-university operators, nor does it include Support Personnel who do not directly interact with minors.
Youth Program Registry: The online system that is required to be used by university units to register university events and activities involving minors and to track Youth Program Personnel compliance.