Bringing Minor Children to Class / Campus Policy

  • Academic
  • Student - Undergraduate
Responsible Unit Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsible Cabinet Member Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date 2002-02-11
Last Revision Date 2018-06-27
Last Review Date 2018-06-27

Policy Statement

The University 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 SUNY Brockport.


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

The University values family life and has worked to develop policies that support families. While the University 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


Five-year review
Revision Date


Adjusted language in Policy Procedures.
Revision Date


Added Minor to title and adjusted other language to be more encompassing.
Revision Date


Adjusted language to read “minor” children.
Adoption Date


Policy Adopted


There are no approvals for this policy at this time.