Binghamton University fosters a supportive environment for all staff, students and visitors to the campus and strives to conduct its operations in a manner consistent with its mission. 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. To determine if an event is considered a Covered Activity, please refer to this decision tree (pdf).
The University has adopted policy and procedure to provide event organizers direction in how to operate programs and activities involving minor children: Binghamton University Child Protection Policy and Guidelines for Non-Credit Use of Campus Facilities and Outdoor Spaces.
SUNY provides guidance for event organizers through the following document: Child Protection Policy Guidance Document, prepared by SUNY General Counsel. Organizers may also refer to the Child Protection Committee FAQ.
In addition, all University employees, students, and volunteers are required to report suspected child sexual abuse per the SUNY policy found here: SUNY Mandatory Child Sexual Abuse Reporting & Prevention Policy.
SUNY Child Protection Policy Module Powerpoint Documents: In addition to the recorded modules, campuses may also access and use the individual powerpoints that were used for the individual sections of the training.
- CPP Module 1 Powerpoint - Introduction and Background
- CPP Module 2 Powerpoint - Child Abuse
- CPP Module 3 Powerpoint - Child Protection Policy Overview and Resources
- CPP Module 4 Powerpoint - SUNY Mandatory Reporting Policy
- CPP Module 5 Powerpoint - SUNY Child Protection Policy Overview
- CPP Module 6 Powerpoint - Campus, University Affiliate, and System Administration Responsibilities
- CPP Module 7 Powerpoint - Required and Prohibited Conduct of a "Covered Person" Under the Child Protection Policy
- CPP Module 8 Powerpoint - Duties of the Designated "Responsible University Official"
- CPP Module 9 Powerpoint - Third Party Use of University Facilities for Covered Activities
- CPP Module 10 Powerpoint - Policy Resource Review
Thinking of operating a Virtual Camp this summer? Check out the AMA resource here: https://www.acacamps.org/news-publications/blogs/camp-connection/considerations-youth-protection-virtual-world