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Minors Participating in Campus Programs Policy

Spelman College is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. Activities involving minors are integral to our community engagement efforts.

The College offers many coordinated opportunities for minor children to visit campus through scheduled campus events, academic and non-academic programs, or as guests. Spelman recognizes its legal and institutional obligations to safeguard the well-being of minors on campus, in Spelman facilities, participating in college-sponsored events.

Please Click on the Links for the Policy, Training, and the Acknowledgement Form for Your Program:

Minors on Campus Policy  Minors on Campus Acknowledgement Form

Minors on Campus Training Video

Reporting Child Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment

Members of the Spelman College community should report incidents of Child Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment using the form below. Completed forms will be submitted electronically to the Spelman College Police Department and the Title IX & Compliance Director.

For concerns regarding a child in Georgia, a report can be made to the Georgia Division of Child and Family Services by calling 1-855-422-4453, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. A phone agent will respond to your call quickly and gather necessary information that an intake specialist will need to assess the child’s safety.

For incidents occurring outside the State of Georgia. The Title IX & Compliance office is available to assist members of the campus community with identifying the appropriate State agency.

Spelman College Child Abuse Reporting Form

Checklist for Program Directors

  1. Develop and implement a clear set of rules for each program, which shall address safety and security procedures, procedures for emergency notification and communication, disciplinary measures, behavioral expectations, and rules of conduct. These rules must be made available to program participants and their parents/legal guardians.
  2. Follow all College policies and other laws or regulations applicable to program activities.
  3. Ensure that no Minor under age eight (8) participates in a Residential Program.
  4. Assign a staff member who is at least 21 years of age to be on call and accessible to participants at all times.The staff member must reside in the housing unit, if applicable. Additional Authorized Adults should be assigned to ensure one-on-one contact with Minors does not occur, and that appropriate levels of supervision are implemented.