Information regarding tobacco prevention is available through the North Dakota Department
of Health and the Lake Region Tobacco Free Coalition websites:http://www.ndhealth.gov/tobacco http://www.breathend.com/publichealthunits/lake-region-district-health-unit
Responsibility/Enforcement: Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees,
students, visitors, and where applicable, contractors are made aware of this policy and
that they comply with its requirements. Non-compliance with this policy may result in
disciplinary action being taken through normal disciplinary procedures.
For Students, formal disciplinary procedures will go through the Student Services Office.
Such actions may include verbal reprimands, written reprimands and official citations.
Students who violate the college Tobacco Free policy will be subject to the following
processes and sanctions:
01. A college official, faculty member or student who observes a student who is in violation
of the Tobacco Free policy (seen smoking or chewing/disposing of tobacco on campus
property) should report that violation to the Director of Student Services. The following
sequence of sanctions and actions will generally be taken as a result of such a report:
a. A first reported violation of the Tobacco Policy will result in a personal consultation
with the student by the Director of Student Services, informing the student of the
LRSC Tobacco Policy. Educational and Quit Smoking information will be shared
with the student at that time.
b. If the same student is reported a second time, the Director of Student Services will
issue a formal, written reprimand should the information indicate a disregard for
the Tobacco policy. The personal consultation will also include a referral to the
Ramsey County Tobacco Prevention Specialist for possible tobacco cessation
counseling and further education.
c. A third report of violation of the LRSC Tobacco Policy will result in a written
reprimand and a fine, not to exceed $75.
d. Any additional reported violations will result in a formal disciplinary process under
the provisions of the LRSC Code of Student Conduct and may include sanctions
ranging from additional fines, conduct probation, and suspension.
The tobacco-free policy may not apply to specific activities used in connection with the
practice of cultural activities by American Indians that are in accordance with the American
Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996 and 1996a, All ceremonial use exceptions must
be approved in advance by the President of Lake Region State College or designee.
LRSC POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL SECTION 800.30
Students are expected to obey local, state and federal laws, to show respect for properly
constituted authority, to meet contractual obligations, to maintain academic integrity
in scholastic work and to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an institution of
higher learning. Students are expected to be responsible for their actions, whether acting
individually or in groups. Failure to meet acceptable standards of conduct may result in
disciplinary action, suspension or expulsion. The College will ensure due process and define
routes of appeal. These policies apply to the conduct of all students, student organizations,