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Parental Notification: In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA), the Director of Student Services reserves the right to notify the parents/guardians
of students under 21 years of age, and the parents/guardians of dependent students,
regardless of age, of any incident in which the student is found responsible for violating
this policy.
The college has developed a program, coordinated by the Director of Student Services,
to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.
The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of
informational materials, counseling services, educational programs, referrals and college
disciplinary actions.
Lake Region State College provides an atmosphere conducive to physical and mental
well-being. Based on a fact shared in 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, there is
no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Inhaling secondhand smoke even for a
short time can be harmful and set processes in motion such as cancer, heart disease, or
respiratory conditions. To support this atmosphere, LRSC is a Tobacco Free Campus. This
policy applies to all employees, students, visitors and contractors. The policy also applies
to external individuals or companies renting space with LRSC and should be reflected in all
agreements/contracts with such individuals or companies.
For purpose of this policy, tobacco use includes the possession of any lighted tobacco
product or the use of any oral tobacco product.
Smoking and the use of chewing tobacco are prohibited anywhere in LRSC buildings, on
LRSC property and/or LRSC rented property by employees, students and visitors.
Information regarding a tobacco cessation program or other options are available through
the NDPERS Wellness Programs website:
Information regarding tobacco prevention is available through the North Dakota
Department of Health and the Lake Region Tobacco Free Coalition websites:
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:
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