Working with Minors

Updated April 18, 2024


Risk Services supports the UC Irvine campus mission reaching out to the community to engage middle & high school students, minors (under age 18, in CA law) to plan and conduct safe programs.

Submit a request for a risk consultation for your waiver needs and include the following information:

  • Describe the event: the location and the date(s).
  • Describe the activities of the event.
  • Who are the participants?
    • Who will participate: students, staff, volunteers, chaperones, anyone under the age of 18?

Risk Services currently consults with:

  • All campus schools & departments.
  • The UC Irvine Campus Youth Council.
  • UC Irvine Registered Student Organizations via Student Life & Leadership.
  • UC Irvine Event Services - working with third-party off-campus programs with minors being hosted at the UCI campus.

Services:

  • Assist in the early planning stages of programs & events with minors, to reduce the risk of liabilities.
  • Assist in drafting and collection of electronic UC waivers of liability for parents/legal guardians of minors to sign - obtaining legal informed consent.
  • Consults with departments providing best practices advice re. the safety of minor for in-person OR on-line ZOOM call programs.
  • Provides collaborative advice to campus schools & departments with Praesidium Inc. the UC’s professional advisor for the safe implementation of minors programs.
  • Discusses personal liability and liability insurance option considerations with UC Irvine Registered Student Organizations.
  • Provides up-to-date best practices advice re. ADA compliance issues and shares campus resources.
  • Provides awareness of the importance of CANRA reporting responsibilities for all programs run with minors, per California law.