Child Protection Policy

It is Ringling College of Art and Design’s policy to take all appropriate steps to protect the health and welfare of the children who come to the Ringling College campus and of children with whom our employees, volunteers and students interact in other locations. Ringling College of Art and Design will comply with all applicable reporting laws.

Under Florida law, all faculty and staff are required to report suspected abuse, abandonment, or neglect of a child under age 18 by any individual, regardless of if the person is a parent, legal guardian, or unknown individual to include but not limited to a parent, legal custodian, caregiver or other person responsible for the child’s welfare which includes a person who has permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for the supervision of such child (including any employee of the College) or any household or family member of the child. Additionally, faculty and staff are further required to report if a child is in need of supervision and care and has no parent, legal custodian, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare.

Report the situation to the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Tracy Wagner, Executive Vice President at 941-359- 7595, or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Dr. Tammy Walsh, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at 9413-59-7510 or Darren Mathews, Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources at 941-359-7619.

Revised October 8, 2014.
Update June 1, 2021  

The complete policy is posted to the Ringling website