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General Statement

As the number of students with children increases and more events attract families with children to the Union, the need for a childcare policy has increased. The Union cannot accept responsibility for children under 18 years of age in the building.

Guidelines and Procedures

A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 while they are in the Union. Enrolled Sacramento State students and students enrolled in an ongoing University sponsored program such as Academic Talent Search are exempted. Children may attend events in the Union as long as they are with (physically near) their parent or guardian at all times. Event sponsors who wish to plan portions of their event with children out of the room must make arrangements for an additional event space, of appropriate size, to accommodate them. Children in that space must be supervised by a reasonable number of adults, not to exceed 10 children to one adult. The event sponsor is responsible for staffing and programming the room.

At no time is it acceptable for parents, guardians or event sponsors to allow children to wander the building unsupervised. Children must also be instructed not to visit the Games Room or the Food Service areas unless they are supervised. Children who are found by Union staff without an adult guardian will be remanded to the custody of a Sacramento State Public Safety officer.

Previous Title: Children and Child Care at Events

Change History

Adopted: April 9, 2002

Updated: March 19, 2014

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