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Tarleton Programs for Minors

Tarleton State University annually hosts more than 9,000 participants in varied program activities at various campus locations. Camp programming content varies greatly; therefore, it is the responsibility of each camp sponsor to review activities and logistics for identifiable risks or hazards.

While the Senate Bill regulates what a camp is (see Requirements), Texas A & M University System (TAMUS) has taken a more stringent stance on what camps and/or programs are required to complete the Child Protection Training (CPT). As part of the TAMUS, Tarleton must adhere to the regulations set forth by TAMUS.

Questions related to camp safety and risk should be directed to the Department of Risk Management & Compliance (RMC) at riskmgt@tarleton.edu or by phone at (254) 968-9415.

Child Protection Law

On June 17, 2011, Texas Governor Perry signed SB 1414, which creates new requirements for 'institutions of higher education' that provide or host campus programs for minors. Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is now required by the newly enacted Section 51.976 of the Texas Education Code.

Tarleton's Rule, 24.06.01.T1, Programs for Minors

Requirements
Reporting Child Abuse
Background Checks
Child Protection Training Options
Automated Program/Events for Minors
Forms

Waivers

How long should we keep waiver for programs:

  • For adult participants - 2 years from the date of the activity or the close of any litigation (whichever is longer) + 1 year.
  • For participants under the age of 18 - 2 years from the date of the individual turns 18 or the close of any litigation (whichever is longer) + 1 year.

How long should we keep waivers for services (i.e. equipment rental)?

  • Rentals by adults - 2 years from the date the equipment is returned or the close of any litigation (whichever is longer) + 1 year.
  • For renters under 18 (if you allow this), 2 years from the date of the individual turns18 or the close of any litigation (whichever is longer) + 1 year.