Bringing Minor Children to Class / Campus Policy

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsible VP: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: February 11, 2002
Last Revision Date: June 27, 2018
Last Review Date: June 27, 2018
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

The College has rules that govern whether or not minor children may accompany students to class / campus.


To clarify rules which govern whether or not minor children may accompany students to class/campus.


This policy applies to all students at The College at Brockport.


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

The College values family life and has worked to develop policies that support families. While the College seeks to focus on providing an environment open to family issues, it also takes the position that minor children should not be brought into offices, classrooms and other instructional and student support areas in lieu of having a regular childcare provider.

In exceptional instances, extenuating circumstances may arise when students wish to bring minor children with them to campus. Upon such occasions, with the instructor's advance permission, children may be brought into the classroom, but they must remain under the direct supervision of the student and shall not be permitted to disrupt the learning environment.

Appropriately supervised minor children are welcome on campus to attend specified cultural or sporting events.

Finally, since students are responsible for the behavior of any accompanying minor children on campus, they may be subject to disciplinary actions according to the Code of Student Conduct for any disruptive or destructive behavior by the children.

Department chairpersons, program directors, and classroom instructors will oversee the above policy.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Workplace Visitor Policy

Contact Information

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date June 27, 2021 Three year review
Revision Date June 27, 2018 Adjusted language in Policy Procedures.
Revision Date March 19, 2018 Added Minor to title and adjusted other language to be more encompassing.
Revision Date November 14, 2017 Adjusted language to read "minor" children.
Adoption Date February 11, 2002  Policy Adopted


Last Updated 10/27/20

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