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South Dakota Board of Regents to Create Safeguards for Minors on Campus

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, at the conclusion of a special meeting, the South Dakota Board of Regents voted to create a new policy to enhance the protection of minors on campus.

“We want our campuses to be safe and welcoming places for students, staff, and visitors of all ages,” said Board of Regents President Pam Roberts. “To provide our universities and campus organizations with guidance on events where minors are invited, we have directed staff to expedite the formation of a Minors on Campus policy.”

The Board recognizes that universities responsibly host numerous events involving children at their facilities each year. The new policy will outline the requirements and protocols for all events on campus involving minors, and ensure all laws are observed. In the interim, the board office will review all upcoming events involving the presence of minors on campus to confirm adequate protocol and safeguards are met.

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