As an institution of higher education, Rockland Community College, State University of New York recognizes its responsibility to provide education to our students on matters of good health. Consequently, upon the recommendation of the RCC Faculty Senate and the RCC Student Government Association, effective September 1, 2009, the entire campus environment is designated as Smoke-Free to thereby provide a healthier environment for the college community. A Smoke-Free campus is one in which the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of any lighted or heated cigar, pipe, or cigarette including but not limited to traditional or electronic cigarettes or similar device is prohibited. Effective September 1, 2009, smoking is prohibited on all College premises, which are defined as all buildings, facilities, and grounds owned, used, leased, operated, controlled, or supervised by the College. This includes but is not limited to parking lots and adjacent areas such as the cemeteries.
This policy, which applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors at RCC, will be enforced by the Public Safety Office. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, and monetary fines are authorized as one of the sanctions for students who violate this policy.