General Policy Involving Non-students
Anyone who is not officially enrolled for credit or audit in a course or is not an invited guest is not entitled to be in a classroom at any time. This includes any Leeward Community College student who has not yet registered for the class. Faculty have the discretion to include or exclude such students if their registration for the class is pending. No one is allowed to "sit" in class for any length of time as an unofficial audit.
For the purpose of this policy, a minor is anyone under the age of 18 who is a dependent of a student. This policy will not be construed to include as a minor any student under the age of 18 as long as that person is registered for the class.
Hazardous Classroom Environments
Any laboratory, studio, shop, or area in which there is equipment or materials which could pose a hazard to minors or which could be endangered by the presence of minors is to be included as one of these environments. The determination of such a hazard will be made by the faculty teaching the class in such areas with consultation from other faculty making use of the area, and the Division Chair.
Exclusion of Minors
In any area where a "hazardous classroom environment" has been determined to exist, signs should be posted warning that minors are not allowed at any time. At the beginning of each semester, faculty should notify students that minors will not be permitted in the area for any reason. This notification should be printed in the course outline and announced orally to the class. If a student asks to bring a minor to the class for any reason, the instructor cannot allow it and should a student bring a minor to a class without asking, the instructor may ask the student to leave the class for that day.