Children on Campus

For the purpose of this regulation, “children” are defined as minors under the age of 18 who are not enrolled in a Blackhawk Technical College course or program.

Children without supervision (unattended) may disrupt the educational process or work setting, and possibly create a safety hazard for the children themselves or for others on the College campus.

It is the intent of Blackhawk Technical College to create and maintain a learning environment that is conducive to the success of students. Disruption of, or distraction in, that environment is a serious matter in which the good of all students needs to be considered. Clearly, having children in this environment interferes with the primary function of the College.

At Blackhawk Technical College, children should not accompany registered students, training participants, or college faculty/staff to classes, seminars, or other educational activities. If a child is brought to a session by a student/participant, the instructor/staff is authorized to ask the student/participant to leave that session.

Under no circumstances are children permitted to be left unattended on the College premises or at College functions (including parking lots and surrounding areas). If a child is left unattended, staff should immediately notify the appropriate division or site manager. The division or site manager will proceed with contacting College Security, who will make every attempt to resolve the issue but, if unable to do so, will refer the matter to the proper authorities (i.e. the Sheriff’s Office).

This regulation is in no way intended to discourage or prohibit special events, activities, and programs aimed at involving children with the College.