Protection of Minors Policy

Purpose

The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) Protection of Minors Policy outlines the CIA's commitment to the protection and appropriate supervision of minors while in attendance at a CIA-sponsored program regardless of location or a third party-sponsored program.

Policy Statement

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) only permits the presence of minors at a CIA-sponsored program or third party-sponsored program, on a U.S. domestic campus, or on a property owned or leased by the CIA in accordance with The Culinary Institute of America's Protection of Minors Policy.

Unescorted or unsupervised individuals under the age of 18 years old are prohibited on a U.S. domestic campus, or on a property used, owned, or leased by the CIA, at a CIA-sponsored program or third party-sponsored program except as permitted by The Culinary Institute of America's Protection of Minors Policy. In addition to the requirements found in the policy, minors are also subject to the same policies as any member of the CIA community.

An employee or student may only bring a minor to a U.S. domestic campus or property owned or leased by the CIA if a) the minor is a member of the employee's or student's immediate family, b) the minor is the grandchild of the employee or student, and/or c) the employee or student is the minor's guardian. Any employee or student who brings a minor to a U.S. domestic campus is responsible for the supervision and care of such minor at all times if and when the minor is not in attendance at a CIA-sponsored program or third party-sponsored program. The minor must be in line of sight of the employee or student at all times.

Exceptions:

The Culinary Institute of America's Protection of Minors policy applies to a CIA-sponsored program or third party-sponsored program in which minors will be physically present and participating, with the following exceptions:

  1. An academic program in which minors are enrolled for academic credit;
  2. Events on a U.S. domestic campus or property owned or leased by the CIA that are open to the general public or campus community AND that a minor may only attend with his or her guardian(s); or
  3. Preview Days, Campus Visits, or Open Houses for prospective students, and similar ongoing recruitment programs.

The entire Protection of Minors Policy can be found on the CIA Main Menu Policies and Procedures page.