NC State
Pre-College Programs

NC State welcomes the presence of minors who come to the university for limited periods of time to visit the university and to participate in its educational, enrichment, and athletic programs and activities.

Protection of Minors Policy and Procedures

Review the Protection of Minors Policy and Procedures here.

All University programs involving the participation of minors  must register their programs and meet the compliance requirements of the policy.

If your program will begin in March 2019, or later.  Please do not register your program at this time.  We are preparing to launch a new minors policy compliance registration system in February.

If your program will take place prior to March 1, 2019, please go ahead and complete these forms.

Registration Form    Compliance Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Review these FAQ  which address common questions regarding NC State’s regulation on Programs that Involve the Participation of Minors (“Minors Regulation”).

Background Checks

The University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and other constituents; and to protecting its funds, property, and other assets. Well-informed hiring decisions contribute to this effort. To facilitate this effort, Employment Services conducts background checks on persons hired for initial employment at the University, as well as current employees who change jobs (transfer) or otherwise become subject to background checks due to changes in their current positions. More information is available through Human Resources.

Participation Waivers

The Office of General Counsel has developed waivers that can be used for programs involving minors.  Select the waiver that is most appropriate for your program, or contact the Office of General Counsel if you need an agreement tailored to your program.

General Participation Agreement

Outdoor Activities Agreement

Recreational Activities Agreement

Campus Safety

The University Police Department is a fully sworn, armed, well-trained and well-equipped police department here to serve the university community. Ask all program employees and volunteers to “like” NC State Police on Facebook to receive alerts related to their safety while on campus.


If your group would like to eat on campus, you may make arrangements with University Dining at 919.515.7012, or you may schedule dining reservations online.


University Housing offers great support and planning resources for conferences and guest housing.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Duty to Report–Any person or institution who has cause to suspect that any juvenile is abused, neglected or dependent, or has died as a result of maltreatment, shall report the case to the director of DSS in the county where the juvenile resides or is found.

  • University Police 919-515-3000 or 911
  • Risk Assessment Case Manager 919-513-4224
  • Department of Social Services for Wake County 919-212-7000

List of County DSS

Risk Management Considerations for Programs Involving Minors

This presentation created by Steve Olmstead, Director, Insurance & Risk Management summarizes some key considerations for programs involving minors.

Risk Management Considerations For Programs Involving Minors

Self-Guided Tours

Share the NC State Virtual tour with your groups so they can learn about campus before they arrive. Download a self-guided tour prior to your visit. The self-guided tour is available as a smart phone app or as a printed readable tour.

Training in Working with Minors

Contact: Tina M. Nelson-Moss, DSW, CTM
Program Manager, Violence Prevention & Threat Management
Risk Assessment Case Manager
919-513-4224 or

Transportation and Parking

Parking for activity buses is usually available in the gravel lot on Varsity Drive across from the McKimmon Center. A standard drop off area for Main Campus is in the carriageway in front of Reynolds Coliseum on Dunn Avenue. This provides groups with direct access to Talley Student Union. The Wolfline bus stops provide good drop off areas on Centennial Campus. Contact Transportation for additional information.

American Camp Association Camps on Campus Resources

The American Camp Association Camps on Campus website provides research and toolkit articles relevant to many topics in providing programs for youth. There are also articles specific to ACA’s Core Competencies.

Violence Prevention & Threat Management

Safety is a community responsibility.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the resources available through Violence Prevention & Threat Management, including FAQ’s.

The Redwoods Group provides safety resources and training videos that may be useful.