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NKU is committed to protecting minors in our care and providing a safe environment for children to learn and have fun.

All program leaders, program staff and volunteers who will be working with minors in a program or activity must annually complete online course titled Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse which is offered through Vector Solutions. 

The course generally takes a half hour or less to complete. No NKU employee (faculty, staff, administrator, or student-employee) or volunteer may work with a minor in a program or activity until they have completed the online education.


To request training for any NKU employee (faculty, staff, administrator, or student-employee) or volunteer who may work with a minor in a program or activity, please refer to the Program Registration webpage to access and complete the appropriate forms to then submit via the Program Registration site. Upon receipt of your registration, listed program leader, employees, and/or volunteers will be registered for the training.

To confirm receipt of your registration and/or assignment of training, please contact the Director of Training and Development, Dr. Marquita Barron at


If you believe a child is being abused, neglected or is dependent, report the abuse to the Kentucky Child Protection Hotline toll-free at 1-877-597-2331 immediately.

If you suspect or are aware of abuse or molestation by an NKU faculty or staff member or volunteer, you must immediately notify:


  • University Police at 911 or 859-572-5500


  • Director of Employee Relations & EEO at 859-572-7600            


For information regarding reporting standards and investigation protocol, please review the Kentucky Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Booklet.