The University of Tennessee System implemented Safety Policy SA0575 (Programs for Minors) to promote a safe environment for minors participating in university-sponsored activities. Because of the unique nature of our mission and the multitude of programs we offer, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) is taking a proactive, comprehensive approach to Programs for Minors. UTIA has established its own policy and guidelines in support of Safety Policy SA0575.

UTIA Programs for Minors Policy

Resources for counties/departments/centers can be found on this website. Please contact your unit’s human resources office if you have questions or need additional information.

: Extension-specific information can be found on the Extension Evaluation and Staff Development webpage.


UTIA Programs for Minors Policy

UTIA Guidelines for Programs for Minors 
Employee Classification Decision Tree
Volunteer Classification Decision Tree - Adult 
Volunteer Classification Decision Tree - Youth

Child Protection Training for Employees (look under Child Protection Training)
Child Protection Training for Volunteers
Child Protection Training PowerPoint for use with groups

TN Mandatory Reporting Law Form
Child Protection Training Sign-In Sheet (for groups only)
Certification Form (to be completed by Department Heads/Directors only)
Medical Authorization Form(s)

Additional Resources
Standards of Conduct (Adults - Exhibit B)
Standards of Conduct (Minors - Exhibit C)

UTIA Designated Official
Doug Bohner
UTIA Human Resources Officer

(865) 974-7245

UTIA Human Resources Team
Whitney Fair, PHR
225-A Morgan Hall
(865) 974-4506
Herbert College of Agriculture
Amy Stover
105 Morgan Hall
(865) 974-7453​

Doug Bohner
212-D Morgan Hall
(865) 974-7245

Jennifer Daniels
A104B Veterinary Teaching Hospital
(865) 974-3833