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2:039 Minors on Campus

 

Austin Peay State
University
Minors on Campus


POLICIES
Issued:  March 25, 2017

Responsible Official:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible Office:  Academic Affairs
 

 


Policy Statement


Austin Peay State University has an obligation to its students, staff, and visitors to conduct its operations and maintain its facilities in a manner consistent with its mission as an institution of higher education.  There may be occasions when brief visits by minors under the age of 18 of faculty, staff, and students may be necessary.  Minors are subject to the same conditions as any other visitor to the College.  Regular, repeated visits by children are not permitted unless a minor is an affiliated minor.  Except as may be provided for in this policy, minors are not permitted on university premises.  


Contents


Definitions
- Minor
- Supervised Minor
- Affiliate Minor
- Registered Minor

Procedures
- Classrooms
- Academic Support Facilities
- General Use Facilities
- Staff and Faculty Offices
- Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell
- Events Open to the Public

FAQs
- Why was this policy developed?
- Where can I go to register my minor?
- If I register my minor, can I bring them to class?
- Can I bring my minor to open events/activities on campus?
- Is my minor allowed to be with me in the Library?
- If the school system is closed, will there be exceptions to this policy?
- Can I bring my minor to the computer lab, academic support center, tutoring lab, etc.?
- Are there any childcare services on campus in those instances that I need assistance with my minor?


Definitions


Minor Any non-student under the age of eighteen (18).

Supervised Minor Any minor under fourteen (14) years of age and in the supervised care of an adult is permitted on campus.  Supervised minors are not restricted from any facility, however, each mi nor must be accompanied at all times by an adult, except as otherwise stated within this policy.

Affiliated Minor Any minor invited, or affiliated with an approved program at Austin Peay State University.  Affiliated minors may be restricted from selected facilities and areas of the campus as may be solely determined by university officials.

Registered Minor A high school student, age fourteen (14) and older, who is the child or legal ward of an Austin Peay State University student, faculty or, staff who has officially applied for recognition and been designated by the university as a “registered minor” under such procedures as the university may hereafter adopt.  The university reserves the right to restrict, limit and revoke the privileges that may be granted to any “registered minor.


Procedures


Classrooms

Minors accompanying staff, faculty, students, or visitors on campus are not permitted in classrooms.  However, affiliated minors may utilize classrooms designated for use by a program approved by the university in which they are a participant.   (Course syllabus should reflect this classroom policy.)

Academic Support
Facilities

(i.e. Computer Labs, Language Labs, Academic Support Centers, Science Labs or Art Studios, etc.) and Maintenance and Workshops - Minors are not permitted in any Academic Support or Maintenance and Workshops Facilities.  However, affiliated minors may utilize academic support facilities designated for use by a program approved by the university in which they are a participant. 

General Use
Facilities

(Athletic Fields, Dunn Center, University Recreation/Memorial, Morgan University Center, Library, Food Service Areas, Academic Building Public Spaces, Road and Green Spaces, etc.) – Affiliated and registered minors are permitted in these facilities but may be restricted from certain areas or from utilizing certain equipment.   Other minors are permitted in these facilities if they are accompanied by an adult, but may be restricted from certain areas or from utilizing certain equipment.  (High School students ages 14-17 will be permitted to obtain temporary entry into the Library.)

Staff and Faculty
Offices

Minors are permitted in staff and faculty offices only while supervised by the parent or legal guardian.   Minors are not routinely permitted in offices during scheduled work times.

Austin Peay Center
at Fort Campbell

The Army Education Services Officer and his/her staff set the policy regarding minors at the Army Education Center

Events Open to
the Public

Minors are permitted at these events. However, the university reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if selected events or venues are appropriate for unaccompanied minors (whether affiliated, registered or otherwise.) 


FAQs


Why was this policy
developed?

After several complaints about minors disrupting the day-to-day operations and the risk of injury to a minor, this policy was developed to minimize these disruptions and to protect the health and welfare of minors.

Where can I go to
register my minor?

Minors between the ages of 14-17 can be registered.  Registration of Minors can be completed at the University Center Information Desk. 

If I register my minor,
can I bring them to
class?

Only minors affiliated with a specific and approved program are permitted in the classroom. 

Can I bring my minor
to open events/activities
on campus?

Minors are permitted at events open to the public but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Is my minor allowed to
be with me in the
Library?

Affiliated and registered minors are permitted in these facilities but may be restricted from certain areas or from utilizing certain equipment.   Other minors are permitted in these facilities if they are accompanied by an adult, but may be restricted from certain areas or from utilizing certain equipment.  High school students ages 14-17 are permitted in the library on a temporary basis. 

If the school system
is closed, will there
be exceptions to this
policy?

No, except as may be provided for in this policy, minors are not permitted on university premises. Faculty are not permitted to allow minors in the classroom. 

Can I bring my minor
to the computer lab,
academic support
center, tutoring lab,
etc?

Only affiliated minors are allowed in any Academic Support facility, including all labs, studios, etc. 

Are there any childcare
services on campus in
those instances that
I need assistance with
my minor?

The Child Learning Center offers limited drop in care, if space is available.   Contact them directly for specific information. 

Note: Certain university facilities may have regulations regarding access to minors that are more restrictive.


Revision Dates


APSU Policy 2:039 (previously 3:032) – Reviewed: March 25, 2017
APSU Policy 2:039 – Rev.: January 25, 2005
APSU Policy 2:039 – Issued: August 30, 2004


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