The Feb. 17-19 workshop and competition — open to all Skidmore students from all majors — will enable participants to fine-tune their business pitches and develop a prototype for their own creative products and ideas.
This Policy establishes guidelines for those in the Skidmore College community with
the goal of maintaining a safe and positive experience for minors.
A minor is defined as any person under 18 years of age.
The following conduct with minors is prohibited by the policy, including, but not limited to:
Inappropriate physical contact
Gifting to a minor with the intention of engaging in abuse or prevent reporting of
Use of alcohol or drugs, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a
Permitting or failing to address minor’s use of alcohol or drugs
Use of vulgar language or sharing inappropriate personal information
Meeting minors outside established program times
Sharing inappropriate sexual material
Neglecting to care for a minor
Taking photos of minors for non-programmatic purposes
Releasing a minor to someone other than parent/guardian without written approval
Minimum staff to minor ratios are contained within the policy and are outlined by
age of the minor
Mandatory annual training is required for ALL faculty, staff, enrolled students and volunteers. Training may be amended as deemed
appropriate. Required training is available at www.skidmore.edu/minorspolicy/training.php
Every member of the Skidmore College community is obligated to report known and suspected
instances of the abuse of minors as outlined in this policy.
Contact Campus Safety or 911 if the minor is in immediate danger
Reporting events to Skidmore does not satisfy mandatory reporting requirements for
certain staff obligated by NYS law.
Upon receipt of a report of abuse of a minor, the Campus Safety Office will begin
an internal investigation according to established procedures. If appropriate, Campus
Safety will refer the matter to civil, criminal or College authorities including the
Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator, who may investigate the matter as outlined
within the current Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. When civil authorities
are conducting a criminal investigation, Campus Safety may defer to that investigative
Sanctions for violations of this policy will depend on the circumstances and the nature
of the violation, but may include the full range of available College sanctions applicable
to the individual, including suspension, dismissal, termination, and, where appropriate,
exclusion from campus.
Community members are expected to review and familiarize themselves with Skidmore
College’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Anti-Harassment Policies. Unless
officially designated as a Confidential Resource, anyone who learns of any information
that may be considered a violation of either policy are expected to report the information
immediately as each policy directs.
Third party entities that use College facilities must agree to abide by this policy,
including its requirement that any suspected child abuse or inappropriate conduct
be immediately reported to Skidmore’s Campus Safety Department.