PROTECTION OF MINORS

Policy
I. Purpose
II. Scope
III. Definitions
IV. Minors on Campus
V. Guidelines and Responsibilities
VI. Reporting Potential Crimes Involving Minors
VII. Registration
VIII. Enforcement
IX. Random Audits, Policy Implementation and Modification
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Clearances
Forms/Resources
Training

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VI. Reporting Potential Crimes Involving Minors

Responsibility to report potential crimes involving minors

All persons have a responsibility to report to the RMU Department of Public Safety any suspicion or belief that a minor:
  • Is being abused (including sexual abuse); 
  • Is being neglected; or 
  • Is otherwise in need of assistance. 

Minors who are students at RMU, in RMU Programs, or visitors to any RMU facility or location

In situations involving possible abuse (including sexual abuse) of minors who are students at RMU, involved in RMU Programs, or visitors to any RMU facility or location, one should immediately contact:
  • The RMU Department of Public Safety at 412-397-2424; or 
  • 9-1-1 
  • RMU Ethics Point hotline (1-800-963-5593 or www.ethicspoint.com) 

RMU Public Safety and 9-1-1 are both available 24/7. The RMU Ethics Point hotline should not be used for situations requiring an immediate response. Regardless of the reporting mechanism, the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency will be notified of the alleged abuse.

Protection for good faith reports

Any individual who makes a report in good faith to law enforcement in accordance with this Policy will not be subject to adverse action by RMU.

Responsibility to report

All individuals with knowledge of possible abuse of minors have an obligation to report. Failure to report may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, in addition to any legal consequences imposed by law enforcement agencies.

Questions

Any questions regarding reporting under this provision should be directed to Public Safety, Human Resources, Student Life, the Counseling Center, an Area Representative or one’s supervisor.