773.702.9809 Risk@uchicago.edu


Information for Parents on the Safety of Children – Interacting With the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is committed to safeguarding the well-being of children who participate University-sponsored programs and activities.  The Policy on the Safety of Children in University Programs sets screening, training and conduct requirements for those individuals who are involved with University programs that serve children. It also calls for supervisors and volunteers with youth programs and any individuals who have direct contact with minors through these programs to 1) complete training on mandated reporting status, the policy, and guidelines for working with youth (e.g., how to maintain appropriate boundaries); and 2) undergo a criminal background and registered sex offender check.

The University wants to work with you to keep your child safe. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience(s) with the University, or the Policy on the Safety of Children in University Programs, please let us know by:

  • talking to the University staff member who interacts most with your child
  • talking to the director of your child’s program
  • contacting the Youth Program Coordinator by contacting Risk Management, at 773.702.9809 or risk@uchicago.edu
  • calling the DCFS hotline at 800.285.2873

Every year the University works with thousands of young people. We invite your help in keeping every child safe.


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