Protection of Children Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the fulfillment of our moral obligation to protect minor children as vulnerable members of society and the obligation that is mandated by Indiana law. Specifically, this policy addresses the abuse of minor children.

Definition of Abuse

Abuse of a minor child includes serious endangerment of a child’s physical or mental health due to injury by act or omission, including acts of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse includes contacts or interactions between a child and an adult when the child is being used as an object of sexual gratification for the adult. A child is abused whether or not this activity involves explicit force, whether or not it involves genital or physical contact, whether or not it is initiated by the child, and whether or not there is discernible harmful outcome.

Policy

The full University policy and reporting procedures are available on the Office of Human Resources website.