Program for Minors

Although the university's main responsibility is to provide students with the best education possible so they can achieve their goals, UNT is also committed to serving the North Texas community. In doing so, thousands of minors come to our campus for programs, internships, tours of the campus, working in labs, and many other experiences each year.

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Programs for Minors must be followed by any person working with a minor.  These procedures are intended to provide guidance to those involved in the planning and implementation of programs for minors sponsored by the University of North Texas or conducted on its campus. UNT encourages the use of its campus and facilities, on a space available basis, and any University department is eligible to conduct a Program for Minors if they intend to promote the mission of the University.

University departments who wish to sponsor UNT Program for Minors can choose to make their own arrangements for meeting and recreational space, auxiliary services, transportation, social events, and all support services needed for a successful program by contacting each UNT entity directly. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Minors in Labs must be followed if minors are invovled in any University laboratory or shop program.  Alternatively, University departments can utilize the services of the Lifelong Learning and Professional Development office.

A third party is a person, group or organization not affiliated with the University. Any third party wishing to use University facilities to conduct a program for minors must work through LLPD using a Facilities and Services Agreement. These programs must adhere to University and LLPD procedures, guidelines, and policies while a guest at the University of North Texas.

Program – Any youth camp, activity, internship, volunteer opportunity, or event operated by or on the University of North Texas campus that has direct contact with minors.

Director –  A person who owns, operates, or supervises a program.  This includes departments partnering with a third party.

Staff – An employee, student, volunteer, or worker who is directly involved in the operation of a program. This does not include a person acting as a guest speaker, an entertainer, or fulfilling any other role, whose attendance at a program is for a limited purpose or a limited time if the person has no direct and unsupervised interaction with minors.

Minor/Participant – A person under the age of 18 years old who is not otherwise enrolled as a student of UNT..

Health Officer – Physician, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, a person with an American Red Cross Emergency Response certificate, or its equivalent, or who is certified in CPR and basic first aid.