SMU welcomes many students, employees, and visitors to campus every day and seeks to maintain an inviting, safe, and secure environment for those on campus or engaged in SMU-sponsored activities. In 2012, Texas passed legislation that requires employees of campus programs for minors attend a training and examination program that addresses the warning signs of sexual abuse and child molestation.
Our goal at SMU is to exceed state standards by requiring every administrator, faculty/staff member and student worker complete the Program for the Protection of Minors training course within 90 days of being employed and to refresh on the content every two years. Reassignment is automatically made on the two year anniversary of the first date of assignment.
SMU has partnered with Everfi, a Texas-approved training provider, to host this training. The training is titled "Youth Protection".
To help enhance application and data security, effective October 14, 2019, Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be required to access this service.
Assignment for the training tutorial will be made automatically on the night the employee's employment information becomes active in my.SMU. The employee will receive an email, sent by Everfi on behalf of SMU, announcing the training is available along with information on how to access the training. The training will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Refresh assignments will be made on 2 year anniversaries of the first date of assignment.
For reporting purposes on the State Reporting Form, the course completion information for the training program should be identified as Everfi with a program code of CPM18-0132.
Students and Non-SMU Employees
Students who are asked to complete the training for coursework or internships may contact the Department of Human Resources to request the training assignment or they may use any state approved vendor to complete the training.
Once training is completed, students may log back in to the Foundry system to view/print their training completion certificate. Enter smu.edu/foundry into a browser window.
Non-SMU employees who will host or work at programs hosted in SMU facilities may take advantage of SMU's site license with DCAC to complete the training. These requests should be forwarded to the SMU Office of Risk Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training will be assigned and an announcement email will be sent to the email address provided by the trainee. Please work with your SMU Program Coordinator to manage this process.
To print a copy of training completion at any time:
Questions regarding this should be sent to DevelopU@smu.edu.
Kelly Services Temporary Employees
Temporary employees hired via Kelly Services should contact their Kelly Services representatives regarding training assignments.
Program Coordinators and
Camp Operators (SMU Employees)
The SMU Office of Risk Management hosts information sessions on SMU practices and procedures for SMU employees designated as Camp Operators and/or Program Coordinators. This in-person session offers instruction on who needs to be informed (in addition to those required by state law), compliance practices for Camp Operators, and records management procedures.
Camp Operators who are also SMU employees should complete the State required form and send it to the Texas Department of State Health Services (see link under Quick Links). They should provide a copy of the completed/submitted form to their SMU Program Coordinator before the start of camp. The SMU Coordinator should retain a copy of the form in their departmental files and provide a copy to Risk Management at email@example.com.
Training Program for SMU Employees
Training Program for Student Workers:
State of Texas Resources
Other SMU Resources for a Safe and Secure Campus
Camp Operators (Non-SMU Employees)
Camp Operators are responsible for ensuring that their employees have completed the state-required training before the start of the camp and for submitting the state required form to the Texas Department of State Health Services (see link under Quick Links). They should provide a copy of the completed/submitted Department of State Health Services Campus Program for the Protection of Minors form to the SMU Program Coordinator before the start of the camp. The SMU Program Coordinator should retain a copy of the form in their departmental files as well as provide a copy to Risk Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Texas Resources