Tobacco Free Campus Policy; Voters Registration Notice

Tobacco Free Campus Policy; Voters Registration Notice

TOBACCO FREE POLICY

Danville Area Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students, and visitors. In light of the findings of the US Surgeon General that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco are significant health hazards, it is the intent of the Board to establish a tobacco-free environment, effective August 1, 2012. Consequently, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device, faux-smoking devices (for example e-cigarettes or vapors), or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument, in college buildings or on college premises without exception, at events on college premises, or in college-owned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited.

For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, hookah, e-cigarettes, vapors, and any other smoking products; and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form.

All college employees, students, visitors, and contractors are required to comply with this policy, which shall remain in force at all times. The College has determined the following fair and uniform fines for violations of these rules and shall provide adequate means for the enforcement and collection of such fines.

Fines and Penalties

  1. There shall be due and owing to the College as a fine for violations of the Tobacco Free Policy, the following amounts:

    1. An oral reminder for the first violation within the calendar year;
    2. A written warning for the second violation within the calendar year;
    3. $10.00 for the third violation within the calendar year;
    4. $15.00 for the fourth and each subsequent violation committed within the calendar year.
  2. Payment of all fines as specified herein must be received at the designated location for payment of fines within 10 calendar days of the date of mailing the Notice as provided herein.
  3. Any student to whom one or more Notice(s) of Violation have been sent/and for which timely payment has not been received by the College shall have a hold notice placed upon said student’s records and no further course registration, grade report, transcript or other record function shall be taken until all amounts due from said student for violations of the Tobacco Free Policy have been paid in full.

VOTER REGISTRATION NOTICE

Under Reauthorization of the Higher Education Amendments, institutions who receive Title IV funding must make a “good faith” effort to inform their Degree seeking students of voter’s registration information. DACC provides its student population with voter’s information in a number of ways:

  1. Voter’s Registration information is available in the Student Handbook issued to each student with his or her Student ID Cards.
  2. Voter’s Registration Information is provided in the annual student mailing, posted on bulletin boards (traditional and electronic), and displayed in campus kiosks. Also, the State of Illinois Pamphlets outlining Voters Information is available in the kiosk in the Financial Aid Office.

Students can follow the links below to their respective state’s website. The sites provide information on how to become a registered voter:

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