Protecting Youth

Although the university's main responsibility is to provide students with the best education possible so they can achieve their goals, UNT is also committed to serving the North Texas community. In doing so, thousands of youth come to our campus for programs, internships, tours of the campus, working in labs, and many other experiences each year.  The university recognizes both its institutional and legal obligations to ensure the safety and well-being of youth while they are participating in programs. The University of North Texas has created requirements that exceeds the State expectations to ensure a safe environment.

All program personnel who have direct-contact with youth at a program are required to successfully complete a sexual abuse and molestation awareness training and exam approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services every two years.

If you suspect a child is being abused at home or a program, you are required by law to report the suspicion to the appropriate authorities.

If the abuse is life threatening, call 9-1-1 immediately. Call the Abuse Hotline toll-free at 1-800-252-5400 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. File a report online at

More information at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Website:

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