Oregon State University has a vibrant and diverse community of youth-serving programs that are dedicated to providing safe and healthy learning environments for youth.  This guide outlines standards and best practices to help keep youth, faculty and staff safe. 

Note that the practices outlined in this guide represent university-wide standards for all youth programs. However, particular programs may adhere to more stringent requirements (e.g., yearly criminal history checks for state childcare certification). 

For policy questions, contact the Office of Youth Safety & Compliance at or 541-737-9362.

content edited 2-20-2020