Smoking policy

In recognizing the serious health risks associated with smoking, wishing to discourage both students and staff from becoming smokers, and recognizing the rights of non­smokers to a reasonably smoke-­free environment, the following policy applies:

At the Pleasant Hill campus, smoking is allowed only in the parking lots. At the San Ramon Campus, smoking is allowed only in the student parking lots. Restrictions at other educational sites are established by those sites and by state and local law.

Adherence to the restrictions relies on the initiative of non­ smokers to politely request that smokers comply and on the courtesy of smokers to acknowledge the restrictions and comply. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the Governing Board is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and is punishable by disciplinary action. State law also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all doorways and windows. Smoking generally means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette or pipe.