Section: 2500 - Facilities
Last Review Date: 11/05/2021
Responsible Area: Administrative Services
Effective Date: 11/19/2021
Policy/policies the procedure is based on: Policy 1225
Revision History: 11/04/2003, 08/02/2005
This procedure applies to all individuals or organizations engaging in or conducting activities associated with NPC, including students and employees
Northland Pioneer College (NPC) welcomes visitors, including children, to all NPC facilities. The purpose of this procedure is to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all NPC visitors.
3.1 Children means individuals under the age of 18.
3.2 Facilities means NPC campuses and centers (buildings and grounds), and all properties owned and operated by, or leased by NPC.
3.3 Visitors means individuals at NPC facilities who are neither enrolled nor employed by NPC.
Visitors are welcome at all public meetings and public activities held at NPC facilities, provided they do not interfere with the conduct of classes, student or NPC activities, or NPC business. Visitors may be invited to attend activities intended for students, faculty or staff at the discretion of the faculty or staff member organizing the activity.
Visitors will be held to the standard of conduct described in Article III.B of Procedure #2625 - Student Codes of Conduct and ARS §13-2911. Visitors violating one or more of these articles or ARS §13-2911 are subject to a written warning, removal from the property, and/or may lose NPC visiting privileges. Such action may be taken by the President or designee.
4.2 Children on Campus
Children visiting NPC facilities must be under the immediate supervision of an adult at all times, unless they are enrolled in classes or participating in other NPC sponsored activities intended for students.
Individuals who bring children to NPC facilities, unless as described above, are solely responsible for their supervision. Employees, students, and other adults maintain the sole responsibility for the safety of any child they bring to NPC. Leaving children unattended is prohibited.
4.3 Children of Employees and Students
NPC employees may bring their child(ren) to NPC facilities for limited periods of time while the employee is engaged in work activities, with the approval of their supervisor. Students may bring their child(ren) to NPC facilities for limited periods of time while the students are engaged in learning or other NPC activities, with approval of the classroom instructor or activity sponsor.
4.4 Assumption of Risk.
Bringing children to NPC facilities and events carries inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injury or harm. These risks include exposure to hazardous materials and/or chemicals, property damage, bodily injury, illness, or death from slips, trips, falls, contact with another person, being struck, any possible source of danger on or near the road that could lead to a vehicle crash, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and hyperthermia. In consideration of bringing children to NPC facilities, parents and legal guardians agree to release and indemnify NPC against any claim for any losses, damages or injuries arising out of or in connection with bringing child(ren) to NPC facilities.
Allowing employees and students to bring children to NPC facilities and events as described is a privilege and may be revoked at the discretion of the President or designee if the provisions of this procedure are violated or the privilege is abused. NPC may also prohibit an employee or student from bringing children to campus if other students or employees are directly impacted and reasonably object.
An impacted employee or student for whom the presence of children in their work or educational setting is causing a disruption should advise their supervisor or the classroom instructor. If there is no resolution through contact with the supervisor or instructor, the issue can be escalated to the next supervisory level.