100% Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
Central Carolina Community College is committed to providing its employees and students with a safe and healthful environment. CCCC also recognizes the use of tobacco products on campus grounds is detrimental to the health and safety of students, staff, faculty and visitors. CCCC also recognizes that it has the legal authority to prohibit tobacco use pursuant to G.S. 143-599.
Therefore, CCCC has set the following 100% tobacco free campus policy to be implemented on January 1, 2009.
The use of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited by students, staff, faculty or visitors:
- in all campus buildings, facilities, and outside areas of the campus.
- on campus grounds, or in vehicles that are the property of the college
- at lectures, conferences, meetings, social and cultural events held on campus
- for the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, hookahs, smokeless or spit tobacco or snuff.
Enforcement of all College policies and procedures is the responsibility of all faculty and staff members.
Any student observed smoking or using tobacco products will be asked in a non-confrontational manner to obey the College policy and to stop using the products. Faculty or staff members will identify themselves to the student and ask to see the student's identification card to verify their student status and to identify the name of the student. Students without a student identification card should produce some form of official picture identification (e.g. driver's license) and shall be instructed to take the necessary steps to acquire an official student identification card. The faculty or staff member will explain the College's tobacco-free policy and the possible consequences for violating the policy, and will file a report with the Director of Campus Security giving the student's name and the date and time of this policy violation. The report shall be made as an e-mail, or memorandum. The Director of Campus Security will keep a record of violations identifying the student, date, time, and name of the faculty or staff member reporting the violation.
Faculty and staff members will follow the procedures identified in "First Offense." When the Director of Campus Security determines that this is the second reported offense for a student, the Director will give the student's name to the Vice President of Student Services. The Vice President of Student Services will send the student a first-class letter and/or e-mail, if available, warning the student that this is the second violation of the tobacco-free policy and that the student will face suspension or expulsion with any further violations.
Faculty and staff members will follow the procedures identified in "First Offense. When the Director of Campus Security determines that this is the third reported offense for a student, the Director will give the student's name to the Vice President of Student Services. The Vice President of Student Services will suspend the student for the remainder of the current term. The student may re-enroll, subject to any specific program limitations, following the suspension period.
Employees violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as specified in the Policy and Procedures Manual.