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301.11 - Visitors in the Classroom

University Group Policy #301.11

I.  Policy Statement

In order to ensure a proper environment for learning at Winston-Salem State University, no individual will be permitted to bring any non-enrolled adult or child into any active classroom setting at the University unless the visitor is a scheduled part of the curriculum.

II.     Definitions

Child: Any person who is 17 years old or younger.

Visitor: Any person who is not currently enrolled in a specific WSSU course.

Classroom: Any room or place where a group of students meet at a regularly scheduled time to study or where classes are conducted. For the purposes of this policy, a classroom may be a lecture, laboratory or community service setting.

III.    Guidelines

Visitors, including children, are not allowed in classrooms unless they are enrolled participants in the class and meet all WSSU admissions requirements. An exception is permitted for classes or courses which expressly utilize children as a part of the instructional process, or where there is the expressed permission of an administrator or teaching faculty to visit. Only registered students and authorized University staff/volunteers may participate in field trips, retreats, or other University authorized travel activities.

Any child that is on campus for other than educational purposes must be under direct parental/guardian supervision and control at all times. All visitors are subject to all other University policies regarding the presence of children/minors and visitors on campus.

IV.     Applicability

The policy applies to faculty and students of Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted: June 19, 2009