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Applicable University Policies and Acts

The following applicable Cornell policies provide expected standards and requirements, for the safety of children and youth participating in university-sponsored programs.

Key Policies and Acts related to Children and Youth Safety include:

Children and Youth Safety, University Policy 8.8: Cornell is committed to providing a safe environment for children and youth (minors) who participate in programs covered by this policy (Covered Programs). These programs are operated both by university departments and operations, as well as third-party camp and activity operators licensing the use of university property, and involve the participation of children and youth drawn from locations throughout the United States and the world.

Reference Checks, Information Verification, and Background, University Policy 6.6.2: Cornell University requires units to conduct thorough reference checks and detailed information verification on all applicants (external and internal) to whom an offer of employment is to be made.

Retention of University Records, University Policy 4.7: Cornell University requires that university records be disposed of or retained for specific periods of time in accordance with legal or other institutional requirements, or for historical value. The university has designated official repositories to manage the retention and disposal of these records.

Environment, Health and Safety, University Policy 8.6: Cornell University expects all employees and members of the campus community to comply with environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations. Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) maintains the programs and procedures that allow the university to uphold the highest standard of excellence in environmental, health, and safety stewardship.

Volunteers, University Policy 6.5: Cornell University depends upon university volunteer support to accomplish its missions of education, research, and public service and wishes to ensure that volunteers' relationships with the university are clearly established and understood by both parties.

Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct, University Policy 6.4: Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of protected status, including sex, in the education programs and activities it operates. Admission and employment are included in the requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity that Cornell University operates. To this end, through this policy, the university provides means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statics Act: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities to disclose statistics annually both for crimes reported to local agencies and crimes reported to campus security authorities.