Youth Protection Program
The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all staff, students, and visitors to the campus. Each year, the University offers many coordinated opportunities for minors to visit our campus. The programs introduce minors to the traditions of the University while providing them with a robust collegiate experience. More importantly, these programs are essential to our mission at the University, because they introduce minors to our campus and community.
The University recognizes both its institutional and legal obligations to ensure the safety and well-being of minors. The Youth Protection Program (YPP) provides guidance and promotes the safety of youth participants on University premises or participating in those programs sponsored or supported by the University. This policy also supports compliance with federal and state law.
Youth Program Notification Requirement
All University-affiliated programs engaging youth participants under the age of 18, except as excluded by Section 5.1.2, must notify the Office of Youth Program Development and Support by completing an online notification form prior to commencing program operations. Programs that fail to notify the Office of Youth Program Development and Support may be denied permission to continue operations at the University.
The requirement to notify applies to any youth program conducted on or off the University campus or its other properties, regardless of the time of year the activity is taking place, if the activity:
- is sponsored, overseen, supervised, operated, or managed by the University; or
- is funded in whole or in part from any University cost center