Hosting programs for minors is a great way to welcome future Aggies to campus, share your experiences as a member of the Aggie Family, and potentially further your organization’s mission and purpose! Whether you’re planning a campus program for minors, facilitating an activity/small group discussion for one, or serving as an overnight host, you are making an impact in someone else’s life – talk about Selfless Service! These types of programs help to provide participants a glimpse of what it’s like to be in college and help them to see that a college education is within reach.
The information below will provide you with the nuts and bolts for hosting a Campus Program for Minors. For more extensive information about the Campus Program for Minors application process and requirements, click here.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A CAMPUS PROGRAM FOR MINORS?
Commonly referred to as CPMs, Campus Programs for Minors typically include all of the following elements:
- The participant group is made up of individuals under the age of 18 (and are not current Texas A&M students),
- The student organization is assuming full supervisory responsibility of the participants (parents are not required to attend), and
- The program is participatory in nature (i.e. small groups, projects, hands-on activities, games, educational activities, etc.)
If you are unsure if your program qualifies as a CPM, we are happy to help you figure this out! Simply call (979) 458-0627 or email email@example.com
To provide a safe environment and meaningful experience for all involved, Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System have created requirements that not only meet the minimum legal expectations but also reflect the institution’s core values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. These requirements are outlined in the university rule, Campus Programs for Minors 24.01.06.M1. Below are examples of the different areas of compliance:
- Campus Program for Minors Application
- Child Protection Training
- Background Checks
- Safety & Medical Care
Applications for Campus Programs for Minors undergo a review process facilitated by University Youth Programs. While the review process is automated, there are several levels of review and approval, so advance planning is key. To help provide a better picture of how the CPM application is processed for Recognized Student Organizations, here’s a look at the various stages of review: Please keep in mind that there is an 8-week deadline for completing the CPM application and having it approved by your organization’s advisor and University Youth Programs. In other words, the application should be in the Risk & Compliance review phase no later than 8 weeks before the first day of the event.
The CPM application process is done online through the Online CPM Application System. If this is the first time for your program to work with University Youth Programs, please request to start a new CPM at Texas A&M University via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A request to be added as a Program Sponsor to an existing CPM can also be done via the same email.
If you have questions or would like to meet in person to discuss your program, please call University Youth Programs at (979) 862-3295 or email email@example.com anytime!