Child Protection is High Priority at UB

Published July 26, 2016

The revised Child Protection Policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library

Policy Overview

The University at Buffalo is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children who are on university premises and/or who participate in university-related programs and activities, including, but not limited to, day care, sport camps, academic enrichment programs and research studies. Individuals must conduct themselves appropriately in the presence of children and must report instances of inappropriate conduct and instances or suspicion of child abuse.  

Policy Revisions

Revisions include requirements to:

  • conduct New York State and national sex offender registry searches for individuals who are responsible for children
  • issue a Revocable Permit or Facilities Use Agreement to visitors who use UB facilities for events and programs for children
  • comply with the State University of New York Child Protection Policy

Applicability

This policy applies to:

  • All employees of the university or university-affiliated organizations (i.e., state, Research Foundation, University at Buffalo Foundation, Campus Dining and Shops, Alumni Association), regardless of the funding source, and individuals and entities with contractual relationships with the university
  • All students, with respect to conduct requirements. The reporting requirements of this policy apply to all students who interact with children as part of their work-related duties or academic program, whether on or off university premises
  • Visitors, including vendors, licensees, permittees, volunteers, and guests on university premises

Guidance

Questions can be directed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 716-645-2266 or SUNY Associate Counsel James Jarvis at 716-645-4468.