Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
hero
Smoke-Free IVC:

Policies

AR 2150  AR-2150.pdfAR-2150.pdf   |   AR 2150, Violation Addendum AR-2150-addendum.pdfAR-2150-addendum.pdf   |    BP 2150   BP2150


ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION 2150
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

SMOKE FREE DISTRICT

It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites. The use of cigarette and/or tobacco products is prohibited within any District facility and/or on any property.

This administrative regulation pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and the general public attending events at any site within the district. Additionally, this policy shall apply to all District facilities or properties, owned or leased, regardless of location; and all state and auxiliary vehicles.

The following guidelines shall apply:

  1. Smoking is prohibited in all District buildings and on all District property.
  2. District owned or rented vehicles transporting students and staff for instructional/extra-curricular activities are considered non-smoking areas.
  3. As new related medical research and information becomes available, this Administrative Regulation and corresponding Board Policy will be reviewed by the Student Health Centers and the Employee Wellness Program and distributed as appropriate.
  4. The Student Health Centers will serve as referral agencies and provide guidance for students and staff as requested.
  5. A district committee composed of representatives from the colleges and the district will review the regulations periodically.

Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette or pipe. Uses of electronic cigarettes (vapor) and smokeless/chewing tobacco are also prohibited. Tobacco products shall not be commercially sold or distributed in any manner on any district site. This includes free samples distributed by vendors. Advertising and sponsorship of events by tobacco companies is also prohibited. Violators of this regulation may be subject to a citation. Notification of this policy will be communicated to students, faculty and staff before implementation. Appropriate signage will be posted throughout the District. The District and colleges shall make available to students and employees information about smoking-cessation programs.

Adopted: 01-15-15


ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION 2150 - ADDENDUM
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ITEM: 6.3

DATE: 5/18/15
TO: Board of Trustees
FROM: Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor
RE: Irvine Valley College: Administrative Regulation 2150, Smoke Free District, Fine Amount
ACTION: Approval

BACKGROUND
In January 2015 the Board of Trustees passed Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 2150, designating the District as a Smoke-Free District. The Administrative Regulation states that violators may be subject to a citation.

STATUS
The Police Department at Irvine Valley College (IVC) requires the means to carry out the enforcement of Administrative Regulation 2150. While the majority of students, faculty, and staff are expected to voluntarily comply with AR 2150, a fine must be established as a tool to gain compliance. Citations shall be issued through established procedures for administrative citations. Violators shall initially be verbally warned by a Police Officer, and the name of the violator entered into the Police Department’s records system to document the issued verbal warning. A subsequent violation may result in the issuance of a citation. A violator may have their first citation reduced to a warning upon contacting the Police Department, reviewing Board Policies and Administrative Regulations that are pertinent to the violation and other administratively citable offenses, and then signing a statement that the person has read and understood the regulations. A second citation cannot be reduced through the aforementioned process, but may be contested by requesting an administrative hearing through the Police Department. A $38.00 fine, consistent with the current bail schedule for parking violations, should be authorized to support the issuance of citations for violating Administrative Regulation 2150.

RECOMMENDATION
The Chancellor recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the new fine amount of $38.00 for IVC for the violation of Administrative Regulation 2150. This fine amount is consistent with the current bail schedule for parking violations. Item Submitted By: Dr. Glenn R. Roquemore, President


BOARD POLICY 2150
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

SMOKE FREE DISTRICT

It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees.

Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites. The use of tobacco products is prohibited within or on any district facility or property.

This policy pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and the general public attending events at any site within the district. Additionally, this policy shall apply to all district facilities, owned or leased, regardless of location, and all state and auxiliary vehicles.

Tobacco products include but are not limited to the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette or pipe. The use of an electronic cigarette (vapor) or smokeless/chewing tobacco are also prohibited. Tobacco products shall not be commercially sold or distributed in any manner on any district site. This includes free samples distributed by vendors. Advertising and sponsorship of events by tobacco companies is also prohibited. The District and colleges shall make available to students and employees information about smoking-cessation programs. Signage will be posted as appropriate.

Adopted: 8-31-09
Revised: 1-22-13
Revised: 01-15-15​

Copyright © Irvine Valley College