This policy provides guidelines that apply broadly to interactions between minors and University students, faculty, staff and volunteers in University run or affiliated programs or activities. This policy also establishes requirements for non-University organizations and entities that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus. University agreements with such organizations and entities shall reflect these requirements. All Ashland University students, faculty and staff are responsible for understanding and complying with this Policy.
This policy covers any organized event or activity that includes participants who are Minors, offered by an academic or administrative unit of Ashland University or recognized student organization, whether on or off-campus, or by non-university organizations using campus facilities. It shall exclude:
- Events or activities where parents / guardians are expected to provide supervision;
- Events or activities where parents / guardians are explicitly required to accompany Minors;
- On-line courses;
- Official Admissions-related activities for prospective students, age 16 and over, including alumni interviews, visits by candidates for admission and prospective students and student-athletes. Those engaged in such Admissions-related activities will, at minimum, be required to comply with the Guidelines for Working with Minors.
- Minors employed by the university, age 16 and older. Hiring managers will, at minimum, be required to comply with the Guidelines for Working with Minors.