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Faculty Guidelines

Tobacco Free Policy (Policy 7.16)

Reproduced in full:

The College is responsible for providing a safe, healthy and productive learning environment for students, employees and visitors, and the learning environment includes the preparation of students for personal, professional and employer environments. The College prohibits smoking on any campus or property owned or operated by the College. Smoking is defined as smoking or using any tobacco or any type of material in any form, in any equipment, and in any object or device intending to simulate such use, including but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, pipes, and vaping devices. The prohibition does not include the use of tobacco products in an individual’s personal vehicle on College property. The prohibition includes all College employees, students, and persons on College property. The President may adopt procedures to implement the Tobacco and Smoke Free Campuses policy.

Drug Free Schools & Campuses (Policy 8.14)


The College is committed to providing a drug free environment for all of its employees and students. In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), employees and students of the College are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs and alcohol on the institution’s property or as any part of the institution’s activities. Additionally, they are prohibited from using non-prescription drugs, alcohol or any other controlled substance from the beginning to the end of their workday at the College. The College will impose sanctions that are consistent with federal, state and local laws on students and employees. Information about the College’s Drug Free Schools and Campuses program will be distributed to all employees and students on an annual basis.

The full policy covers:

  • Definition of drugs and alcohol

  • Authority and education

  • Maintenance of a drug free workplace

  • Maintenance of a drug free student body

  • Violations

  • Drug and alcohol testing

Drug & Alcohol Testing - Reasonable Suspicion (Procedure 814)

This procedure establishes guidelines for the “evaluation, assessment, and testing of employees who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances or related circumstances while at work.” It also defines “reasonable suspicion.”