Creating a positive environment that promotes the safety and security of youth participating in programs and activities at Washington University in St. Louis.


Read the Policy

WashU’s policy is designed to create a safe and secure environment for youth on campus.

Read the policy

Conduct Background Checks

Background checks are required for on campus programming with youth.

Learn more about background checks

Forms and Resources

We have a variety of approval forms and resources to support your program or event with minors.

Review available forms and resources

Plan & Register Your Program

Learn about the annual registration process and review best practices for creating youth programs.

Register your program

Get Trained

Annual training is required for all individuals working with youth on campus.

Access training

Incident Reporting

Incidents involving minors must be reported to the Youth Protection Oversight Committee

Learn how to report an incident

An overview of the Youth Protection Program is available here.