Compliance Office

MSC05-3150
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Office of Equal Opportunity

Phone: 505-277-0169

Minors on Campus

Policy 2205: Minors on Campus 
This policy establishes general standards for minors participating in University programs and for minors visiting University workplaces and classrooms.  

Reports of Known or Suspected Abuse or Neglect of Minors 

Every member of the University community has an obligation under New Mexico law to report any instances or suspected instances of the abuse or neglect of a minor. Anyone who knows, suspects, or receives information indicating that a minor has been abused or neglected, or who has other concerns about the safety of minors, should contact UNM Police or the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department at 1-855-333-SAFE (7233).

Program leaders must obtain from each minor's parent or guardian a signed copy of the:

Minor Participant Waiver and Notice of Risk Form 

Minor Participant Emergency Contact and Medical Release Form

Alternatively, program leaders may ask their Dean or Director to obtain from each minor's parent or guardian a signed copy of other similar forms that have been reviewed by: Office of University Counsel

Training 

Program leaders should identify the authorized adults who must complete appropriate training. Training is offered to employees through Learning Central.

EOD 486: Minors on Campus 

The same training can be offered to other authorized adults who are not employees through the following link:

Child Abuse and Neglect, Minors on Campus Training

Minors on Campus Program Checklists

Provided below are two UNM Minors on Program Checklists that will assist in planning a UNM Minors on Campus program that meets the requirements in Policy 2205.

UNM Minors on Campus Program Checklist

UNM Minors on Campus Program Checklist for External Organizations

Minors on Campus Task Force

Activities and programs that bring minors to our campus are integral to the mission of the University of New Mexico. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment while they are on campus, participating in university-sponsored or university-affiliated events or programs. 

To further develop and enhance our commitment and service to these young people, the Task Force will review and establish guidelines and policies for those in the University community who participate in programs or activities that involve minors.

Minors on Campus Committee Representatives

The Minors on Campus Committee is currently meeting and discussing the next steps.