Minors on Campus

Minors on Campus

Minors on Campus Policy
Effective: 6/9/15
Contact: Student Life Office

Minors come to campus for a variety of reasons. They may visit as prospective students, come as participants on field trips, camps or community service projects, or come to attend an athletic event. Whatever the reason for their presence, William Jewell personnel are to be particularly vigilant regarding their safety and security. This duty increases as William Jewell’s role in their care, custody or control while on campus increases.

Consistent with Missouri law, it is William Jewell’s policy that anyone who has reasonable cause to suspect that a minor child has been or may be subjected to abuse or neglect or observes a child being subjected to conditions or circumstances that would reasonably result in abuse or neglect shall immediately report that suspicion to Andy Pratt, Title IX Coordinator (816-415-7557, pratta@william.jewell.edu) or Missy Henry, Compliance Coordinator (816-415-7556, henrymr@william.jewell.edu). Andy or Missy will ensure that a report is made to the Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit (1-800-392-3738).

“Reasonable cause” does not require that the individual making the observation conduct an investigation prior to making the report of his or her suspicion that a child has been abused or neglected or is at risk of it. Moreover, Missouri law protects from liability anyone who makes such a report in good faith.