Dependent Children on Campus Policy


CSU San Marcos is committed to providing a physical environment which enhances teaching and learning while supporting the personal safety of all members of the campus community.  As a growing campus CSU San Marcos' facilities are fully utilized, and as a result, it is necessary to limit access to the campus by dependent children who are not currently enrolled CSU San Marcos students.  Dependent children are defined as under the age of 18 years old or not emancipated from the care of parent/s or legal guardian/s.  Dependent children on campus property shall be:

  • participating in a supervised University sponsored or authorized program; or

  • under the direct supervision of their parent/s or legal guardian/s while attending a non-academic University sponsored or authorized event; or

  • under the direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian who is attending class or work, and is unable to obtain child care for the day.  Prior approval by Instructor/s or employee's supervisor, or both, is required.

Dependent children who are found unsupervised on campus property are to be reported to Public Safety Services who will attempt to locate the child/ren's parent/s or legal guardian to remedy the situation.

Students who have ongoing child care needs are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs or Associated Students to discuss possible resources available to CSU San Marcos students.



Title 5, Section 40050, 41700, 42350, and 42402; California Penal Code 27 et seq and 273a.  This policy may only be revised or abolished by the President or his/her designee.



This policy applies to all areas of campus physical property, owned or leased, and to all members of the campus community. 


Approved by: President Bill Stacy

April 1, 1997


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