Protection and Supervision of Certain Children Under the Age of Eighteen (Minors)

30:10-01-18

(a)  Purpose
The Board of Regents considers the legal, moral, and ethical issues involved with the presence of children under the age of eighteen ("minors") who participate in activities and programs sponsored by the institutions of higher education and other entities under the governance authority of the Board of Regents, and the presence of minors at programs which are conducted by third parties using the property or facilities of the institutions of higher education and other entities under the governance authority of the Board of Regents, to be matters of particular importance.

(b)  Policy
The Board of Regents hereby directs each of the institutions of higher education and other types of entities under its governance to adopt detailed policies intended to provide for the adequate protection and supervision of such minors.

(c)  Such policies are directed to be applicable to:

  1. All activities and programs involving minors sponsored by any institution or entity under the governance of the Board of Regents on the property and facilities of such institutions and entities, and;
  2. All activities and programs involving minors sponsored by any institution or entity under the governance of the Board of Regents at other locations, and;
  3. Activities and programs which are conducted by third parties using the property and/or facilities of the institutions of higher education and other entities under the governance authority of the Board of Regents.

(d) The Board of Regents further directs that such policies may except situations in which minors are enrolled as students at the institutions of higher education governed by the Board of Regents, as such matters would be governed by each institution's general policies related to students, or to general public events where parents/guardians are invited/expected to provide supervision of minors.

(e) Each institution under the governance of the Board of Regents shall present policies as referenced in this Board Rule for review and approval by the Board of Regents.

Adopted Date: 
March 1, 2013