What is a Campus Program for Minors?
Commonly referred to as CPMs, Campus Programs for Minors are University-sponsored events and activities which typically include all of the following elements:
- The participant group is made up of individuals under the age of 18 and are not current Texas A&M students,
- The University is assuming care, custody, and/or control of the participants, and
- The program is participatory in nature, i.e. small groups, projects, hands-on activities, games, educational activities, etc.
To provide a safe environment and meaningful experience for all involved, Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System have created requirements that not only meet the minimum legal expectations but also reflect the institution’s core values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. These requirements are outlined in University Rule 24.01.06.M1. Below are examples of the different areas of compliance:
- Campus Program for Minors Application
- Child Protection Training
- Background Checks
- Safety & Medical Care
For a checklist and timeline of the various requirements for Texas A&M Programs, please click one of the links below.
Applications for Campus Programs for Minors undergo a review process facilitated by the Department of Student Activities. While this process is automated, there are several levels of review and approval, so advance planning is key. To help provide a better picture of how the CPM application is processed, here’s a look at the various stages of review:
*Please keep in mind that there is a 60-day deadline for completing the CPM application and having it approved by your department’s director/chair. In other words, the application should be in the Risk & Compliance review phase no later than 60 days before the first day of the event.
If you are interested in hosting a campus program for minors, if you are new to the process, or if you have any questions about the review process or University Rule, please call or email anytime – we would love to work with you to help make your program a great success!
Assistant Director, Campus Programs for Minors