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.
Children on Campus
Children on Campus—Board of Governors Policy 49
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
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).
Children On Campus Policy Workbook
Children On Campus Online Quiz
Background Check Request Form
(To be completed by Supervisor or Designee)