Introduction to Working With Minors

University departments interact with minors in many academic and administrative programs. Minors (under the age of 18) may interact with members of the University community and with community volunteers.

For this reason, the university has established UPP 4-26pdf document, Working With Minors, to assist faculty and staff to understand their roles and responsibilities. This policy requires reporting of activities involving minors and determines if persons in contact with minors will need a criminal background check prior to participation in the event or activity.

The Wisconsin Caregiver Law requires background and criminal history checks of certain personnel who are responsible for the care, safety and security of children and adults.

Training required under this policy is available at:

High School Students Attending Classes for Credit or Seeking Employment

High school students who work on-campus during Fall and Spring must apply as a non-degree student via the Undergraduate Admissions Office and follow their procedures.   There might be a possibility that the school district would pay for the course being taken during Fall and Spring (if the student qualifies for the Youth Options program) and Admissions would be able to work with the student on that.

Any student who is in a classroom or lab setting must either be hired and on the payroll system or registered for a class.  Please check with Human Resources and Student Employment on hiring for the summer. If the student cannot be on the payroll, and most High School students may not be eligible, the following would need to be done:

NOTE:  The 195 course’s tuition is based on the number of credits taken:  In this case, either the student or the college would be responsible for the tuition charge (if the college is picking up the tuition, arrangements for such need to be made with the Office of the Bursar).

Questions concerning high school students employment or class participation should be referred to the Office of the Registrar.


Mission Statement

The Risk Unit is responsible for evaluating loss exposures, assessing liability, handling claims, promoting internal controls and developing effective safety and health programs. The corporate and student insurance plans are managed by this unit.