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Minors on Campus (Policy)

Office of Origin: Academic Affairs and Student Services
Responsibility:  Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs
Date Adopted:  10-25-08
Date Reviewed: 07-10-18, 5-12-22, 2-22-23
Last Date Modified & Approved: 06-25-19, 2-22-23(c)

Children and/or minors under the age of 14 who are not attending classes must be under adult supervision at all times. Lake Michigan College (LMC or the College) assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any child or minor under the age of 14 on campus in violation of this policy. The College reserves the right to seek indemnity and contribution from any adult in violation of this policy.

Students are discouraged from bringing minor children in their charge to campus while they are attending classes unless the child’s attendance is required as part of the student’s responsibilities in completing a course assignment or the student receives permission from the instructor.

Minors and guardians whose minors are taking part in LMC-sponsored activities, such as summer camps and workshops, will observe the procedures and protocols required for participation in those programs. 

Employees and students may enroll their children in Kidzone Preschool & Child Care Center, L.L.C. on the Benton Harbor or South Haven Campuses for child care needs.  Kidzone is privately owned and operated and is not affiliated with Lake Michigan College.

Enrollment in College Courses

Early college students and other high school students are eligible to enroll in and attend classes if they meet course prerequisites and other requirements, as stipulated by the Class Registration, Admissions, and Early College policies. 
Students under the age of 14 who are interested in taking classes on an LMC campus must obtain written permission from the appropriate academic dean. The dean will confer with relevant faculty and/or department/program chair(s) and the Vice President of Student Affairs prior to making decisions regarding the suitability of the college environment and the course(s) in which the minor is interested. 

References: Admissions Policy, Class Registration Policy, Early College Policy, FERPA Policy

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