Child protection

Children visit our campus to participate in a variety of programs such as sports camps, theatre productions, academic and personal enrichment programs, tutoring, school field trips and many more.  As such, SUNY Oswego is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children who participate in College sponsored youth programs whether on or off campus, or for third party organizations who utilize campus facilities for such activities and programs that involve children.

In compliance with the SUNY-wide Child Protection Policy, all members of the campus community – including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and outside organizations that utilize campus facilities to host youth programs are required to adhere to the policies and procedures pertaining to the Child Protection Policy. This website was designed to help program coordinators navigate the Child Protection policy; our campus procedures, including event registration; Child Protection resources that are available to program coordinators; and the responsibilities of hosting a youth program/activity.

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts in-person youth programs and activities on campus, we as an institution have modified many of our youth programs and activities converting traditional on-campus programs and activities to virtual programs and activities. This type of change enables our staff to continue to provide youth programs and activities that engage and challenge our youth. Those interested in hosting virtual youth programs, should visit the “Virtual Youth Programming Guidelines and Resources” to help jump start the process.

To learn more about College sponsored youth programs and the required procedures needed to protect youth on our campus, contact:


Contact Information:
Melissa Paestella
Child Protection Compliance Coordinator
135 Marano Campus Center