Unattended Children on Campus Policy: Students/Guests/Visitors

It is the policy of the College to provide a friendly and safe campus while maintaining a learning environment for students and a disruption-free workplace for employees. Children are welcome to accompany adults to their appointments at NCC; however, children should not be left unattended anywhere on the college campus, including the grounds and parking facilities. Individuals under the age of 16 who are not registered in a class must at all times be under the supervision of an adult who is at least 18 years old. The college faculty and staff are not responsible for the care and supervision of unattended children.

In addition, children who are not registered for classes are not permitted in classrooms and/or laboratories, even if the parent/guardian is registered in class. Parents/guardians are advised that students under the age of 16 who are enrolled in a class are not the responsibility of college employees, other than during designated class time or while doing class-related activities on the campus.

If a child is left unattended, the College will attempt to locate the parent/guardian and return the unattended child. If the parent/guardian cannot be located, the College may contact local law enforcement. The only exceptions to the above policy are prearranged tours, field trips, and college coordinated or sponsored programs for children.