Smoking Policy at College of San Mateo
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Smoking Policy
CSM Smoking Policy

It is the policy of San Mateo County Community College District to provide a safe learning and working environment for both students and employees. It is recognized that smoke from cigarettes, pipes and/or cigars is hazardous to health; therefore, it is the intent of the District to provide a smoke-free environment to the greatest extent possible. To achieve this goal, smoking will be limited to parking lots only except in Socrates Lot 4 where smoking is also prohibited. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

Additional information:
  1. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor locations within the District
  2. District managers are responsible for publicizing the policy to students, employees and visitors, and are responsible for the posting of signs. Notification about the policy on smoking will be included in employee and student publications, newsletters and in other written materials as appropriate. In addition, materials which are used to publicize District public events will include policy notification to the general public.
  3. To assist in the implementation of this policy, the District will provide education and training in the area of smoking dangers and smoking cessation. Contact the CSM Health Center at (650) 574-6396 for more information.
  4. It is the responsibility of all students and employees to observe the policy and guidelines on smoking. Failure to comply with the policy on smoking will be treated in the same manner as other violations of District Rules and Regulations and may result in disciplinary action.
  5. It is the responsibility of College and District Office managers to enforce the policy on smoking. Disputes over the interpretation of the policy or complaints about individuals violating the policy should be brought to the attention of the person's supervisor, the Vice-President of Student Services at the College level, or the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations in the District Office. When the evidence is non-persuasive on either side, such disputes will be settled in favor of the nonsmoker(s) in recognition of the policy of the District to provide a smoke-free environment. Such disputes shall be settled at the lowest management level.
  6. This policy does not supersede more restrictive policies which may be in force in compliance with State or Federal regulations.
  7. Please go to Maps to view CSM’s parking lot locations.
Política de No Fumar

La política del San Mateo County Community College District provee un ambiente laboral y académico seguro para los estudiantes y empleados. Se reconoce que el humo de cigarrillo,
pipas y cigarros es dañino para la salud; por eso el Distrito se empeña en asegurar al máximo un ambiente libre de humo. A ese fin se permite fumar únicamente en los estacionamientos, con la sola excepción del Lote 4 (Sócrates)
  1. Se prohíbe fumar dentro de todos los edificios del Distrito.
  2. Los gerentes del Distrito publican la política para estudiantes, empleados y visitantes, y se responsabilizan por ubicar los letreros. Se publicará la política también en impresos apropiados de los empleados y estudiantiles, tales como folletos y noticieros. Adicionalmente se incluirá una notificación de la política en los anuncios para eventos públicos organizados por el Distrito.
  3. Para implementar la política el Distrito ofrecerá seminarios y otras oportunidades de entrenamiento sobre lo peligroso del fumar y cómo cesar. Para mayor información diríjase a CSM Health Center at 574-6396.
  4. Todos los estudiantes y empleados tienen la responsabilidad de cumplir con la política y los reglamentos relativos al fumar. La persona que contravenga esta política será sujeta a la misma acción disciplinaria que por cualquier otra infracción de District Rules and Regulations.
  5. Los gerentes del College y del Distrito se encargan de administrar la política de no fumar. Cualquier disputa sobre la interpretación de los reglamentos o queja sobre la persona que supuestamente contravenga la política debe ser reportada al supervisor del individuo, o a la vicepresidenta de Student Service al nivel del campus, o al vicecanciller de Human Resources and Employee Relations al nivel de la oficina del Distrito. Cuando no convence la evidencia por una u otra parte, se decidirá a favor de la persona no-fumadora debido al principio de proveer un ambiente libre de humo.
  6. Esta política del Distrito puede ser superada por una política más restrictiva que se conforma con requisitos estatales o federales.