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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Aug. 2

Beginning Aug. 29, Brookhaven College will have a new smoking policy that eliminates the smoking areas within the campus buildings.

The Extended President's Cabinet in consultation with the Police Department decided to create a smoke-free campus environment. Smoking will not be permitted in buildings, in the courtyards and in the immediate surrounding areas of the buildings; however, individuals will be able to smoke in designated smoking areas the parking lots.

The college’s smoking policy applies to all employees, students, and visitors. Smoking is allowed only in the designated parking lots.

The only areas where smoking is permitted are the following parking lots.

A map showing the designated areas for smoking is available.

Anyone noticing an individual who is smoking in a non-smoking area may inform the subject(s) of the smoke-free policy and refer them to one of the designated parking lots, or contact the College Police at 972-860-4290.

When an individual who is smoking in a non-smoking area is observed by a college police officer, the officer shall inform the smoker of the policy and request him/her to relocate to one the designated parking lots. Should an individual continue to violate the smoking policy after being advised by a police officer that he/she is in violation, the following actions may occur.

1. In the case of a student, a report shall be written with said violation and the matter referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
2. In the case of an employee, a report will be written and the matter referred to his/her supervisor.
3. In the case of a visitor, the Police Officer will escort the violator off campus and a criminal trespass warning may be issued.

Should you have any questions about the Smoking Policy, please contact the Brookhaven College Police Department, Bldg. B, Room B200 or call 972-860-4290.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

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