Program Registration

The University of Michigan is enhancing the existing efforts on children’s programming by sharing best practices and centralized resources to ensure a positive experience for all.

The program registry provides information on university-sponsored programs that have addressed child safety in their planning and have complied with all the requirements of the policy.

The U-M requires all university-sponsored programs involving children and teens be registered annually and no later than 60 days before the program start date. Program administrators are responsible for ensuring all information is current for their listed program(s).

Additionally, program administrators are required to address the following topics in the planning and evaluation of registered programs:

  • Selection and screening of faculty, staff, students and  volunteers including criminal background checks
  • Training for all authorized adults
  • Supervision ratio
  • Safety and security planning
  • Participation requirement forms
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Program evaluation by faculty/staff, participants and parents
  • Risk management plan to minimize risk of harm, injury or loss
  • Response protocols when there is an injury or illness
  • Response protocols when an authorized adult or program staff is accused of misconduct
  • Response protocols when a participant is accused of misconduct
  • Program orientation or information for youth and parents
  • Insurance requirements
  • Record retention

Under certain circumstances, program registration requirements may be waived or modified by Risk Management Services or the appropriate office on the Dearborn, Flint and UMHS campuses. For additional information about waivers of the registration requirement contact Kathleen Rychlinski, assistant director of Risk Management Services at or 734-764-2200.