Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Sierra Joint Community College District is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students, employees, and visitors.

Smoking Policy

In light of evidence that the use of tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke pose significant health hazards, the District has established a smoke, vapor and tobacco-free environment.

  • The use of such products is prohibited upon all District-owned or controlled properties.
  • The use of such products is also prohibited in all vehicles owned, leased, or operated by the District. This includes the smoking of cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or other tobacco products or the smoking of any substance.
  • The use of smokeless tobacco products (e.g. chewing tobacco) and the use of non-regulated nicotine or other vapor producing products (e.g. electronic cigarettes) is also prohibited.

Anyone who violates this policy shall be deemed to have disrupted the orderly operation of the College and may be required to leave the premises. Those who violate this policy shall be subject to citation and fines per California Government Code section 7597.1

For more information about the smoking policy see Sierra College Board Policy No. 3570.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

The use or presence of illegal drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited in the residence halls or anywhere on campus. State law prohibits anyone, regardless of age, from possessing alcoholic beverages on a community college campus (Section 25608 Business & Professions Code).

District policy and Residence Hall rules support this law. Alcohol, drugs, or drug paraphernalia are not allowed in or anywhere near either Residence Hall. Violation may result in eviction. Any resident found to be in the presence of or possessing any alcoholic beverage or any illegal drug or paraphernalia in or around the residence halls may be evicted from campus housing on their first offense. Additionally, violators may be subject to suspension, expulsion, or arrest.


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