Use of Tobacco Products

This policy is in effect for all persons on the Richland campus.

  1. Richland College is a smoke-free/tobacco-free/E-cigarette-free campus, except as permitted in the “three designated areas.” In addition, the sale of tobacco and E-cigarette products on campus is prohibited.
  2. The three designated areas are:  Fannin Hall on the north side; Medina Hall, immediately north of the east exit; and Pecos Hall, north at the brick wall. (Map with designated smoking areas)
  3. Ash tray urns displaying appropriate signs are placed on the inside perimeter of all parking lots, reminding students, staff, and community visitors that Richland is a smoke-free/tobacco-free/E-cigarette-free campus except in the three designated locations.
  4. In compliance with National Junior College Athletic Association and Chamber Classic Soccer Alliance, Inc. policies and regulations, tobacco use is prohibited from all athletic fields on the Richland campus.
  5. Richland College Police may issue citations for violations of smoking/tobacco/E-cigarette use regulations promulgated by Richland College. The college citation fees are as follows:
  6. The college citation fees are as follows: 1st citation – $5; 2nd citation – $15; 3rd citation – $20; 4th citation – $25; 5th citation and beyond – $30.
  7. College citation fees will progress through the fee schedule and include all other citations on file with the College Police department. A person may return to the lower fee structure on August 1 of each year if all previous fees for college citations on file with the College Police department have been paid. All paid college citations will be purged from the system on August 1 of each year. The twelve month “year” regarding citations begins on August 1 and ends on July 31 of each calendar year.
  8. After the second citation has been issued and remains unpaid, a block will be placed on a student’s record. A Richland College/DCCCD faculty and staff member’s supervisor will be notified of issued and unpaid citations.
  9. Appeals of College citations shall be in accordance with provisions of the DCCCD Board Policy Manual Policy Code CHC (LOCAL), Suspension Review. To appeal a College citation:
    1. Obtain a Notice of Appeal form from the College Police;
    2. Complete the form and state the reasons for such appeal; and
    3. Within ten (10) days after the date of the violation, submit the form to the Vice President for Student Development.