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Children & Pets on Campus

Children on Campus

Virginia Western is not responsible for visiting children who are left unattended at the college. Accordingly, all parents and accompanying adults should be aware of the following policy:

  1. Children who are not students at Virginia Western, must be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or sponsor (18 years of age or older). Unattended children are prohibited in all college buildings or grounds.
  2. If a child is left unattended, the Campus Police will attempt to locate the parent, guardian or sponsor of the child and upon doing so, advise the adult of the college's policy relating to unattended children on campus. If the parent, guardian or sponsor of the child cannot be located, Campus Police will escort the child to the Campus Police Office and, if deemed appropriate, will notify the Roanoke Youth Bureau.
  3. Children are permitted to accompany parents or guardians to classes only in emergency situations and only with the permission of the instructor.  To ensure their safety and security, children are not allowed in college laboratories or the Testing Center under any circumstances.

Pets on Campus

No animals are allowed on campus with the exception of guide dogs for students with documented disabilities and animals scheduled for legitimate educational purposes in the Veterinary Technology program.  These animals will be kept in the area provided for the purpose and are not to be taken to other parts of the campus or left in vehicles.


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