Arkansas State University strives to maintain a safe environment for children on all university owned or occupied property. All employees, and all volunteers participating in ASU conducted programs on ASU owned or occupied property, will immediately report known or suspected child maltreatment to the State of Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline and the police department having jurisdiction over that campus.
Child maltreatment means abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation or abandonment by the caretaker of the child (a parent, guardian, custodian, or foster parent). The caretaker may be anyone who is age 10 or older and entrusted with the child’s care. Child maltreatment occurs when the caretaker harms the child or lets harm come to the child, or fails to meet the child’s basic needs.
Reporting Child Maltreatment
Any employee, or any volunteer participating in an ASU Mid-South conducted program on ASU Mid-South owned or operated property, must immediately report known or suspected child maltreatment by contacting both the Child Abuse Hotline and the West Memphis Police Department with jurisdiction over this campus. The telephone numbers and web-based reporting form are listed below.
Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-482-5964
West Memphis Police Department 870-732-7555
or Fax to: 1-501-618-8952.