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Minors in Labs

Saint Louis University’s teaching and research mission includes a commitment to mentoring programs that educate youth who have scientific interests. Minors may participate in shadowing, volunteer work in research laboratories, the STARS program, funded research projects, and tours of research facilities that may include demonstrations by SLU faculty.

To assure the safety of and minimize risk to minors visiting on-campus laboratories, Saint Louis University has established the Minors in Laboratories Policy and related onboarding procedures.

April 12, 2022 Update: Minors in Laboratories programs are allowed with appropriate precautions in place for the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Proof of Vaccination: All research projects involving Minors in Laboratories approvals are contingent upon each minor submitting satisfactory proof of COVID-19 vaccination by completing this secure HIPAA-compliant online proof of vaccination form and uploading a scan of their vaccination card:  

    Submit Proof of Vaccination

    • Note:  It is best for the minor participant to complete the Proof of Vaccination steps when their Form B is submitted, and must be completed prior to arrival on campus.
  • Exemptions from Proof of Vaccination:  Minor participants may request an exemption for a medical or religious reason. They must request an exemption at least two weeks prior to the start of their program so that the SLU exemption team has time to process the request.  For more information, see:

  • Brief references to these requirements are in the April 12, 2022 revision of Minors In Laboratories Form A and Form B, and the Step-by-Step Guide for Faculty Mentors, including the Proof of Vaccination link.
  • Only the currently posted April 12, 2022 version of Form A and Form B will be accepted.

Please review the Minors in Labs Document list for details.