Child Safety at USD
The University of San Diego (USD) is committed to respecting the dignity of all people in an environment that fosters academic excellence and professionalism. Throughout the year, the university hosts a wide variety of events, camps and conferences to enrich the lives of children under the age of 18 (“Minors”). This website outlines the established resources, policies and guidelines for those in the university community who work or interact with minors, with the goal of promoting their safety and well-being.
University-operated activities and programs in which Minors will be physically present and participating (both on USD property or at off-campus locations) are considered “Covered Programs” and are required to (1) register the program with HR, (2) complete criminal background checks and (3) complete child safety training requirements. For more information, please visit Requirements for Programs with Minors. For a direct link to the registration system, please visit Program Registration System (Use Chrome or Firefox).
Furthermore, in accordance to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, California Penal Code §§11164 et seq., the university identifies certain employees as “Mandated Reporters” for suspected child abuse and neglect and requires them to comply with their responsibilities under the law. In addition, the university requires all employees and volunteers, regardless of Mandated Reporter status, to report any known or suspected child abuse or neglect that occurs on campus, at any off campus university building or property, or in connection any university related program or activity. For more information about reporting requirements, please visit the following links: