Volunteers and Minors

Below you will find details if you would like to serve as a volunteer for a Duquesne University sponsored program. You will also find details to participate or coordinate Duquesne University sponsored programs that involve minors (those 17 years of age or younger) on or off campus.

The Office of Anti-Discrimination Policy and Compliance is responsible for enforcing Duquesne University's policies regarding volunteers and minors for any university sponsored program on or off campus. This office accomplishes this by:

  • Ensuring compliance with federal laws, state laws, and University policies governing the protection of minors
  • Monitoring the process by which organizations may sponsor or participate in volunteer events or programs that involve minors
  • Training university departments on these policies and their responsibilities of compliance.

Any questions about Duquesne University policy regarding volunteers or minors at university sponsored events, please contact the program coordinator, or the program sponsor. Students, faculty, and staff of Duquesne University who anticipate planning a program, or participating in an event that involves minors, or anyone who has questions about these policies, or whom would like a paper copy of a form, should contact the compliance director, Sean F. Weaver at weavers2@duq.edu or 412.396.2073.

Any Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff who are coordinating events involving minors or have questions about volunteers - please visit DORI for more information regarding requirements and policies.

Protection of Minors

The Administrative Policy (TAP) 50: Protection of Minors: The office provides detailed procedures of the TAP and a simple step-by-step process to ensure University program coordinators have the tools and information they need to fully comply with University policies.

Training and Education

This office offers training and education in conjunction with other university offices to ensure campus understanding for the laws regarding the protection of minors. Contact the compliance director if you have any questions regarding training.

Forms for Parents

Parents will be asked to submit two completed forms to University program coordinators. Please select the following online forms. If you prefer a paper form, please contact the compliance director.

Parental Consent, Legal Release and Emergency Contacts (required)
Photo and Image Permission (as necessary)

Duquesne University Volunteer Policy

The volunteer policy applies to any Duquesne University sponsored event involving volunteers on or off campus.

Anyone who is not affiliated with Duquesne University and is interested in volunteering for a Duquesne University sponsored event or program must complete the Volunteer Agreement form.