4.08 Children on Campus

Title: Children on Campus
Number: AP 4.08
Adopted: November 2016
Reviewed: March 2020

To protect the safety of young visitors and to avoid disruptive behavior, children accompanying students, or visitors of Nicolet College must be under the constant supervision of a responsible adult while on Nicolet College property or on the site of any approved off-campus class or other Nicolet College event.  Employees of the College have assigned duties and cannot take supervisory responsibility for any unattended children of a student, fellow employees, or visitors.  Children should not be unattended in any College facility at any time.

Policy Principles

The College assumes no responsibility or liability for children, nor for any accidents or injuries to children. For the purposes of this policy, a child is defined as any youth under the age of 16 who is not officially registered in a Nicolet College program.

Students are expected to arrange for their personal childcare while participating in a Nicolet College program.  Children are not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be granted, for a limited period of time, by obtaining prior approval from the faculty member responsible for the class. Children are not allowed in high-risk areas under any circumstances.

No child shall be left unattended on the Nicolet College campus, including in buildings, on campus grounds, or in a vehicle.  Nor should a child be left with a College employee unless that child is participating in an authorized program of the College.

If an unattended child is observed on campus, the Nicolet College employee observing the child should attempt to obtain the child’s name and then report the situation immediately to Nicolet College Security.  Security will attempt to locate the child’s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver to remedy the situation.  If the parent, legal guardian, or caregiver cannot be found in a reasonable amount of time, security may refer the situation to the Department of Social Services or other appropriate agencies.