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About Us

Who we are:

We are a centralized resource for all Cornell University faculty, staff, students and volunteers whose work engages with children and youth (individuals under the age of 18).

What we do:

Youth are at the center of all we do. We establish policies and practices that promote the safety and well-being of youth engaged in Cornell’s programs, camps, activities, and events. We provide training, educational resources, and coordinate efforts across Cornell’s campuses. Our services are guided by nationally recognized best practices, policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Why it matters:

In a university setting, the premises, activities and level of supervision are designed for adults, not minors. However, we serve thousands of young people each year in a myriad of ways. Cornell leadership is committed to ensuring that youth who engage with the university are protected from harm and have a high-quality experience.