Child Protection

Activities involving children are integral to our mission of enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

There are numerous circumstances in which non-matriculated minor children (individuals under the age of 17) either visit campus or otherwise have contact with faculty, staff, volunteers and students through scheduled events, academic and non-academic programs, or as guests of students and employees. We advocate for the safety and well-being of minor children who participate in University-related programs and activities, whether on or off campus. 

The University has adopted the Child Protection Policy   which requires, among other things, that individuals who are responsible for the custody, control or supervision of children participating in a Covered Activity to conduct themselves appropriately with children who participate in Covered Activity and report instances or suspicion of physical or sexual abuse of children.  To determine if an event is considered a Covered Activity, please refer to this decision tree.

University employees, students, and volunteers are required to report suspected child sexual abuse per the University policy :  Mandatory Child Sexual Abuse Reporting & Prevention Policy.  

Individuals under the age of 17 who are visiting Binghamton University should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Training Materials

SUNY Child Protection Policy Training Powerpoints:  

Child Protection Policy Training Module Transcript: The training transcript outlines the words communicated in each training module, slide by slide.  The transcript is available in word or PDF Format.

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Child Protection Policy: Key Information

Reporting child safety concerns or incidents:  Call University Police: 607-777-2393
Matt Rossie, Interim Chief of Police, 607-777-2275,

Revocable Permits:
General questions: Eric Backlund, 607-777-7475

Sex Offender Registry Checks for University Covered Activities:
Joe Schultz, Associate VP Human Resources, 607-777-2187,
Corinna Kruman, Human Resources, 607-777-5959,

Event Pre-Approval:
Divisional Child Protection Committee Representatives

  • Academics: Vicki Griffin
  • Athletics: Ze Zeon or Dave Simek
  • Student Affairs: Amanda Finch
  • Operations: Joe Schultz
  • Research: Adam Chavez

Questions on either the Policy or Procedure may be directed to Risk Management:

Eric Backlund, Director, 607-777-7475, or

Tracey Debnar, Assistant Director, 607-777-2157,