Minors on Campus

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
January 10, 2022

Policy Narrative

Parents and/or guardians of minor children, not to be confused with students accepted for matriculation to Daemen who happen to be under the age of 18, are expected to provide adequate supervision while the minors are on campus.  To that end, minors should not be left unsupervised on College property.  Students who bring related or unrelated minors on campus are assuming the role of guardian and will be held accountable for the actions of their guest(s) in accordance with the student code of conduct in this handbook.  Generally, no matriculated student may have an overnight guest who is under the age of 17 without the permission of the Director of Housing and Residence Life (or designee).

Additionally, students, student groups, and/or other clubs, organizations or outside groups wishing to conduct a program with minors on campus will be subject to additional measures and precautions before being allowed to proceed. Academic programs involving individuals under the age of 18 who are not matriculated students need will require approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee), in consultation with the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (or designee).  Non-academic programs involving individuals under the age of 18 who are not matriculated students need will require approval from the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (or designee).  If approved, these programs will require additional provisions and measures including, but not limited to: signed consent and assent forms, emergency contact information, and specialized training and/or clearance for staff. 

Purpose for Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-5-general-college-policies

Updated on January 10, 2022

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