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of the person or person observed violating the policy. Faculty, staff and students are also ex-pected to assume leadership roles by adhering to the policy provisions and by reminding others who are not in compliance of the policy provisions. 3. In the event a community member does not re-spond to a reminder, USC Upstate faculty, staff, stu-dents and volunteers will assist in the enforcement of this policy by reporting repeated violations to the ap-propriate body, as described in the provisions below. 4. Corrective actions will include an educational com-ponent and, for those who wish to quit using tobacco, referral to a tobacco cessation program. Referrals may be made to Health Services at (864) 503-5191. For more information refer to Section F of this policy. a. Students – Complaints regarding students will be directed to and handled by the Dean of Students in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct (STAF 6.26). Further information on the conduct process and potential consequences is available at https:// www.uscupstate.edu/studentaffairs/dean/. b. The Office of Housing and Residential Life will in-form all residential students of the policy in writing and otherwise and will implement appropriate sanc-tions via the campus judicial process for violations of this policy inside and immediately around the resi-dence c. Faculty and Staff – Complaints or disputes regard-ing violations of this policy should be brought to the attention of the University employee who has imme-diate responsibility for the workplace, event, or resi-dence, or to his/her supervisor. If satisfactory resolu-tion is not reached, the University Chancellor should be consulted. d. Volunteers, Visitors and Affiliates – Complaints about volunteers and visitors may be addressed by any university official. Repeated violations may be handled by University Public Safety. Complaints about affiliates will be directed to and addressed by their sponsoring departments, in accordance with appropriate policies and practices. e. Contractors and Vendors – Complaints regard-ing contractors and vendors will be addressed by the Office of Special Events. Failure by contractors/ vendors or their employees to comply with the provi-sions of this policy could result in the termination of the contract. g. University Police may issue citations for violations of the smoke-free/tobacco-free policy. Fines for vio-lations First Offense $ 25.00 Second Offense $ 50.00 Third & Subsequent Offenses $ 75.00 H. Exceptions 1. Tobacco, tobacco products or simulated tobacco products may be used for research purposes. Smok- 153 This policy will be communicated to the campus community as follows: 1. News and information will be posted on the Tobac-co- Free Upstate website at www.uscupstate.edu/ smokefree. 2. References to this policy will be added to student handbooks, orientation communications and other publications as appropriate. 3. Copies of this policy will be distributed regularly to all students, faculty, and staff. 4.“Tobacco-free” and “No-Smoking” signs will be posted throughout campus and in any and other cur-rent or future USC Upstate owned or leased prop-erties and all ash trays and “butt containers” will be removed. 5. The Visitor Center and appropriate staff will as-sist in informing all visitors of the policy and asking that they comply while on any university property. All community members are encouraged to assist with the education of visitors and volunteers regarding our policy. 6. A provision will be inserted in all contracts, e.g. dining, construction and/org maintenance, to prohibit the employees of contractor/vendors from using to-bacco products on USC Upstate property. 7. All advertisements for recruitment of students and employment of faculty and staff will denote that “USC Upstate is a tobacco-free campus”. Commu-nication tips for Upstate community members to use in helping to enforce the policy will be available at the Tobacco-Free Upstate website, www.uscupstate. edu/smokefree. F. Tobacco Cessation Resources The university will offer resources and support to as-sist those tobacco users who desire to quit or abstain from using tobacco. Tobacco cessation resources and programs will be promoted or offered for univer-sity students, faculty and staff. Many of these pro-grams are offered at little to no cost. Referrals may be made to Health Services at (864) 503-5191. Ad-ditional resources are outlined on the Tobacco-Free Upstate website, www.uscupstate.edu/smokefree. G.Enforcement and Compliance 1. The Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Depart-ments Heads, and other Supervisors will communi-cate this policy to all faculty and staff members of their respective areas of responsibility. Violations of this policy by faculty or staff will be the responsibility of that individual’s supervisor. 2.Enforcement for the policy is the responsibility of each member of the Upstate community. Faculty, staff, students and volunteers are expected to en-force the policy for their facilities and/or sponsored activities. Each individual should in a consistent and civil way bring any infractions of this policy to the at-tention hall areas. of this policy are as follows: 149 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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