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Risk Management

Youth Protection Program

In alignment with the CSU Managing Risk in Youth Programs Resource Guide (PDF), Cal Poly Pomona's Youth Protection Program (YPP) establishes campus-wide policies and protocols to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of minors when they are participating in University-affiliated programs.

YPP policies and protocols apply to University and Auxiliary sponsored/approved/authorized youth programs, which may take place on campus or off campus, and where applicable, to youth programs sponsored by third parties that take place on campus.

These policies and protocols improve the University’s management of activities and events involving minors, reduce and/or eliminate risks to minors, and reduce the University’s exposure to liability.

About the Youth Protection Program

Youth Programs are University or Auxiliary sponsored or co-sponsored activities/events that include individuals under the age of 18-years-old (minors), who are not matriculated University students. Youth Programs also include any on-campus activities/events that are organized by a Third-Party.

Youth Programs do not include the following activities/events:
  • Activities/events at which parents, guardians, or affiliated program leaders (e.g., schoolteacher, counselor) are responsible for the care, custody, and control of minors
  • Activities/events that fulfill credit requirements for a degree program
  • Private, personal events (e.g., birthday parties, weddings) that occur at University facilities
  • Events open to the general public (e.g., intercollegiate athletic events, concerts, class tours)
  • Academic programming where students interact with minors as part of their coursework
  • Off-campus academic internships and service-learning opportunities

All Youth Programs must adhere to the policies and protocols set forth by CPP's Youth Protection Program.


All Youth Programs must adhere to the requirements set forth in the CSU Managing Risk in Youth Programs Resource Guide and the CPP Youth Protection Program Operations Detail.

Youth Program Sponsors

  • University departments/colleges, auxiliaries, and third-party organizations who want to sponsor a youth program must adhere to the Program Sponsor Requirements.

Youth Program Personnel