Each year more than 50,000 minors interact with Harvard University through camps, academic enrichment experiences, and myriad other programs. The Policy for the Safety & Protection of Minors establishes:
- basic guidelines for all members of the Harvard community to follow, and
- processes to promote the well-being of all youth participating in Harvard's programs on- or off-campus.
The Policy will not apply to, among others: (1) minors receiving medical or dental care, (2) minors who remain under the supervision of their parents or guardians, (3) minors involved in research studies, or (4) minors enrolled full time at Harvard College or the Graduate and Professional Schools.
This summary offers an overview of the minimum standards set by the Policy. Tubs and individual Programs are encouraged to elaborate on the minimum standards in ways that meet their unique needs.