Bringing Children to Class / Campus Policy

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Policy Statement

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

Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsible Exec: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: February 11, 2002
Last Revision Date: November 14, 2017
Last Review Date: November 14, 2017




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.

Upon occasion, extenuating circumstances may arise when students in their role as parent/guardian must bring their 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 parent/guardian and shall not be permitted to disrupt the learning environment.

This policy is not intended to prohibit appropriately supervised minor children from the campus when the purpose of their visit is to attend specified cultural or sporting events. Parents/guardians failing to supervise their child sufficiently may be asked to remove the child from the premises. If necessary, University Police may be called in to address the safety needs of unattended minors.

Finally, since students as parents/guardians are responsible for the behavior of their minor children on campus, they are subject to disciplinary sanctions according to the Code of Student Conduct for any disruptive or destructive behavior by their 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 November 14, 2020 Three year review
Revision Date November 14, 2017 Adjusted language to read "minor" children.
Adoption Date February 11, 2002  Policy Adopted


This policy is approved by:

Last Updated 1/10/18

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