Learning Resources Services

Policy on Use of the Miller Center Facilities and Resources by Minors

Purpose:

Although the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center is open to and welcomes the general public to use the available resources (subject to identified restrictions/policies), the Learning Resources & Technology Services faculty and staff do not have the time and resources to supervise minors in the building. This policy delineates the circumstances under which minors may use the Miller Center.

Policy:

Minors under the age of 13 must be accompanied (defined as “within sight”) and directly supervised at all times by a parent or responsible caregiver 18 years of age or older. Minors age 13 and older may use the Miller Center unattended by an adult, subject to other Miller Center policies and behavior compatible with St. Cloud State University policies of student conduct. Violations of this policy could result in requests for St. Cloud State University to bar the minor from the Miller Center. The LR&TS faculty/staff do not monitor the use of resources with the purpose of determining whether the use of such resources is appropriate for minors. Learning Resources & Technology Services does not have or accept any responsibility for the types of information resources to which minors may be exposed.

Procedures:

If an LR&TS faculty or staff member has knowledge of an unattended minor under the age of 13 in the Miller Center and the parent or responsible caregiver can be located in the building by the faculty/staff, a written explanation of this policy will be presented with a request to please abide by the policy. If the child is not accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver 18 years of age or older and the parent or responsible caregiver cannot be located, the LR&TS faculty or staff member will inform the child of the policy (verbally and/or in writing), and is authorized to, if in their best judgment it be deemed necessary, contact St Cloud State University Public Safety and stay with the child until Public Safety arrives to assume responsibility for the child. A written explanation of this policy will be provided to Public Safety to give to the parent or caregiver when they come to pick up the child.

Approved by LR&TS Dean’s Advisory Council on: February 27, 2002
Last reviewed: February 27, 2002
Last revised: February 27, 2002

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