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Hiring of Minors/Children on Campus

Hiring of Minors

Employment with the West Virginia University system is available to any qualified person who has reached 18 years of age. Employment of any person who is under 18 years of age is restricted.

Prior to extending an offer to a prospective employee under 18 years of age, all hiring supervisors must contact the Division of Human Resources-Talent Strategy in order to receive approval to proceed with the hire.

To request approval, please fill out the  Hiring of Minors Request Form  BEFORE any offer of employment is made.

Supervisors are ultimately responsible for adhering to the conditions of employing a minor, as outlined and communicated during the approval process.

Hiring of Minors Memo

Children on Campus

  • BOG Governance Rule 1.7 - Rule on Child Protection  requires all adults who have direct contact with children (i.e., those responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of a child) be subject to an adequate and timely background check. This includes individuals working with children visiting campus as well as those individuals representing WVU and working with children one-on-one in the community (i.e., in schools or off-site programs).
  • For the Children on Campus Online Training Module, please contact
  • Background Check Request Form (To be completed by Supervisor or Designee)