The KGI Policy on Children on campus defines an acceptable presence of children on campus in order to maintain an appropriate academic environment for teaching and learning, research, co-curricular activities, and all of the related work that supports the academic life of the Institute. To achieve these objectives, KGI expects the full cooperation of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors in observing this policy. This policy applies to all members of the KGI community.
The Participation of Minors in KGI Programs is governed by Policy 150.
KGI reserves the right to condition, restrict, or deny access by persons under the age of 18 (minors) to Institute facilities at KGI’s discretion. All persons under the age of 18, including but not limited to minors participating in KGI programs, shall be subject to all KGI regulations while on campus and may be asked to leave the campus if not in compliance.
While KGI understands that childcare emergencies happen, KGI cannot provide emergency child care on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who have child care emergencies may need to remain at home rather than bring the minor to class or other events on campus, particularly if the minor is ill. Supervisors and faculty members are urged to be lenient in excusing absences that result from child care emergencies.
As a general rule, KGI’s campus is not an appropriate environment for minors unless they are specifically invited to campus events or enrolled in a program specifically designed for minors and appropriately supervised by adults with the proper training and credentials, subject to required criminal background check clearances (see Policy 150). Students and faculty expect to be able to conduct their teaching and research in an adult academic environment; KGI does not have the capacity to provide appropriate places for minors who are not enrolled in specific programs nor formally invited to participate in activities. As a result, parents or legal guardians who find it necessary to bring a minor child to campus on an exceptional or emergency basis must adhere strictly to these rules:
If you see any instance in which a minor is experiencing inappropriate treatment while on KGI’s campus, as defined in this policy or according to common sense and basic moral standards, please intervene as possible or summon immediate professional assistance to intervene in the situation. KGI personnel have authority to intervene to protect minors, and all members of the community share the responsibility to ensure the highest standards for protection of children on KGI’s campus.
For an emergency involving a minor on campus, call Campus Safety at 657.474.2006 immediately.
We ask individuals who care for minors as parents, guardians, relatives. or friends to understand that this policy is necessary because of the grave legal liabilities that exist for protection of the safety and well-being of minors. KGI cannot provide casual babysitting services; child care is a heavily regulated activity that only properly trained and licensed specialists should provide. If you need assistance in finding appropriate child care, please let your dean or advisor know, and we will make every effort to put you in touch with credentialed child care providers in the area. To discuss a childcare concern, you may contact the Student Affairs staff at 909.607.0101