Tobacco on Campus

POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Friday, March 23, 1990 4 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Student Affairs, Personnel

Pearl River Community College may regulate the use of tobacco products on all campuses.

  1. In an effort to promote a healthy learning and working environment, Pearl River Community College supports a positive and progressive approach to health and wellness. As a part of a comprehensive approach to encouraging good health and wellness, the College believes that it is in the best interest of its students, employees, and campus visitors to promote healthy lifestyle choices. The prohibition of tobacco use on all College campuses is a component of the effort to promote health and wellness among students, faculty, and campus visitors.
    It is the intent of Pearl River Community College to establish a tobacco-free environment on all campuses beginning January 1, 2014. From and after this date, the use of all tobacco and smoking products, which includes, but is not limited to the use of all electronic cigarettes and/or vaporizers, is not permitted on any Pearl River Community College campus or in any facility or vehicles owned or leased by the College.
    This policy shall apply to all Pearl River Community College students, employees, contractors, vendors, and visitors.
  2. Tobacco products may not be sold or distributed on any Pearl River Community College campus and are not to be advertised in any college publication.
  3. Anyone violating this policy will receive a warning for the first offense, a $100 fine for the second offense, and face dismissal from attendance or employment for the third offense.