SUU is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of minors who are involved in our programs, services, or activities, or who visit our campus. The purpose of this training is to describe the obligations that administrators, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and others working with minors must fulfill to provide the safest and best possible experience for any minor on campus.
Southern Utah University Policy 5.64 requires all Program Staff in programs or activities involving minors to complete training. A copy of that policy can be found on the SUU Help Center.
Required Training for Individuals Working with Minors on Campus
Complete the online Prevent Child Abuse Utah training provided by the Utah State Office of Child and Family Services. This FREE online course teaches adults working with youth how to protect children from abuse, how to recognize signs that abuse is occurring and prevent it, how to receive abuse disclosures and who disclosures or concerns should be reported to.
Visit the Prevent Child Abuse Utah website to create an account and take the course
The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and a certificate of completion will be issued to the registered course participant.
Afteryou have completed the online Prevent Child Abuse Utah training, read the following information and take the quiz below. Your completion certificate from the PCAU training is required to complete this quiz.
Utah state law includes a mandatory reporting obligation that requires any person who “has reason to believe” that a minor has been subjected to abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse, to immediately notify the Utah State Office of Child and Family Services or a law enforcement agency (Utah Code Ann. 62A-4a-403). Utah State Office of Child and Family Services’ 24-7 intake line is (855)323-3237.
Reports of alleged child abuse shall be made to SUU Police or other law enforcement agencies as applicable. Such reports should include the name of the victim and assailant (if known). Other identifying information about the victim and assailant, the location of the incident, and the nature of the incident. Along with initiating investigatory procedures, SUU Police shall notify the University Counsel of the report. The University Counsel shall update the President and the Board of Trustees through periodic reporting and as needed.
To report misconduct of any type or to prevent imminent danger, the following numbers should be called to reach SUU Police:
From a campus telephone (435-586-7793)
From a cell phone: (435-586-1911)
From any phone: 911 (police emergency number)
A third-party telephone hotline and website have been established to allow anyone to report misconduct anonymously. The telephone hotline is available throughout the work week during office hours at (844) 887-5973 (do not use for emergencies). After hours a message can be left and follow-up will occur on the next business day. Alternatively, reports can be made online anonymously and confidentiality via EthicsPoint, the University’s 24-hour hotline provider.
In case of an emergency, including medical or behavioral problems, natural disaster, or other significant disruptions, the University’s sponsoring unit/program shall:
Establish an appropriate procedure for the notification of the Non-Enrolled Minors’ parents or legal guardians.
Maintain a list of all participants, which shall include each participant’s name, gender, age, address, and phone number(s) of parents or legal guardians as well as emergency contact information.
Provide information to parents or legal guardians detailing the manner in which the participant can be contacted during the program.