New Policy, Guidelines and Training for Protection of Minors on Campus

To: All CSU employees

Re: New Policy, Guidelines and Training for Protection of Minors on Campus

Columbus State University is committed to the safety and protection of all individuals.  In keeping with this philosophy, CSU, as well as the entire University System of Georgia (USG), is committed to the establishment of best practices that will provide a safe and healthy environment for all individuals who participate, volunteer, or work at CSU events, particularly minors/children. To that end, CSU has established a thorough set of guidelines, standards, and required training for employees, students, and volunteers who interact with minors on CSU’s campus.

This policy applies to most events, programs or activities involving minor children that is sponsored by CSU, or by any third party using any university facilities. (See Section III for events that are exempt.)

Required documents now include: Volunteer and Staff Code of Conduct that each person who is working an event involving minors under the policy has to sign; the new event enrollment form for when a department wants to create a new CSU sponsored event; and the waiver of liability, medical release, and media release form for minors that parents should fill out and sign when signing up their children for camps.

For questions, please contact Ric Barrow, CSU's Director of Risk Management, at 706-507-8233 or

Policy Name: CSU Code of Conduct for Protection of Minors on Campus
Policy Owner: Office of Vice President for Business and Finance
Responsible Office: Office of Enterprise Risk Management
Approval Date: Jan. 1, 2017
Effective Date: May 1, 2017