Policy 707 - Sexual Abuse of Minors

Section: Employee Relations
Policy Number: 707
Responsible Office: Public Safety
Effective Date: 10/1/02
Revised: 1/10/12; 5/9/19


This policy applies to all University employees and authorized volunteers.


Minor: For the purpose of this policy, a minor is any person under the age of 18.

Employees and Authorized Volunteers of the University: For the purpose of this policy, employees of the University include all full time and adjunct faculty members as well as full time and part-time administrators and staff. Authorized Volunteers means individuals who have been duly authorized to volunteer at the University or at University-sanctioned events.

Policy Statement

Any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that is brought to the attention of any University employee or authorized volunteer must be reported to the Department of Public Safety. This includes any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that 1) occurs on a St. John’s campus; or 2) is committed by a University employee or authorized volunteer.

The University will cooperate fully with the victim and law enforcement authorities in the investigation of such matters and take any action deemed appropriate and necessary.


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