University Youth Programs2018-09-17T21:17:44+00:00

University Youth Programs

The requirements for hosting campus programs for minors stem from a shared commitment to provide a safe environment and meaningful experience for participants that not only meet the minimum legal requirements but also reflect the University’s core values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The Texas A&M University Rule for Campus Programs for Minors (24.01.06.M1) outlines the requirements for compliance.

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What is a Campus Program for Minors?

Commonly referred to as CPMs, Campus Program 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.

About Us

Our Mission: University Youth Programs fosters a safe and caring environment for all minors visiting the TAMU campuses by providing educational resources and services to the campus community and by practicing a high standard of risk management for all youth in our care.

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!

Cynthia Olvera
Assistant Director, University Youth Programs Office

Requirements

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 Programs for Minors Application
⇐ Child Protection Training
⇐ Background Checks
⇐ Waivers
⇐ Insurance
⇐ Safety & Medical Care
⇐ Roster of participants, staff, and volunteers

For a checklist and timeline of the various requirements for Texas A&M Programs, please click one of the links below.

⇒Checklist for programs hosted by Texas A&M University 

⇒Checklist for Third Party programs hosted on the Texas A&M University campus

Is My Program Considered A CPM?

 Review Process 

Applications for Campus Programs Minors undergo a review process facilitated by University Youth Programs. 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.