In accordance with the University Safety of Minors Policy (Rule 1-015) and State of
Utah law (Code 62A-4a-403) all authorized adults working with minors are trained in
mandatory reporting requirements.
A mandated reporter is a person who is legally required to ensure a report is made
when abuse is observed or suspected. The state of Utah designates a Mandatory Reporter
as “any person who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse
or neglect” (Utah Code Ann. §62A-4a-403). They do not have to prove that abuse is
occurring, just that there is reasonable cause to believe abuse or neglect is occurring.
This report must be made to a law enforcement agency or the Division of Child and
In addition to notifying law enforcement or DCFS, the Safety of Minors Policy (Rule
1-015) also requires that individuals report known or suspected abuse of a minor during
a University program or event, or on University premises, to the Office of Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action at the University of Utah. All staff members who are to be
with minors are required to participate in a OEO/AA Minor Safety and Reporting training
prior to employment.
If you, as a parent or guardian, have concerns about any misconduct in connection
with a University program or event, please contact the University’s Office of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action at (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information or protected veteran’s status, in employment,
treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University
benefits or services.
Additionally, the University endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations
and to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities. Inquiries concerning
perceived discrimination or requests for disability accommodations may be referred
to the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
201 South Presidents Circle, Rm.135
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112