Policy 1A.9 Environmental Health and Safety

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Policy 1A.9 Environmental Health and Safety

Alcohol and Drugs

The use or possession of alcoholic beverages on campus is prohibited unless approved by the President.  The use or possession of illegal drugs on campus is prohibited.


Gambling is prohibited on campus.


The buildings of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are tobacco-free.   Specific tobacco product use areas are designated and tobacco product use, including vapor smoking products and chewing tobacco, is allowed only at these locations.   Tobacco use is defined to include burning or the act of smoking any cigarette, pipe, cigar, cigarillo, or other smoking equipment (whether filled with tobacco or any other type of materials) and all vapor smoking products.  All designated tobacco product use areas will be a minimum of 25 feet from any entrance or building at Anoka Tech and 50 feet from any entrance or building at Anoka-Ramsey, as posted. People using these locations are expected to keep the area litter free. For building/courses that are held away from the main campus, the facilities policy will apply to that site. For locations that do not have a specific policy, a tobacco product use area will be established away from the building entrances by a minimum of 25 feet at Anoka Tech and 50 feet at Anoka-Ramsey, as posted.  

Progressive disciplinary action, in accordance with the appropriate state statute and/or student code of conduct, will be taken against anyone who violates this policy.

Tobacco Use Locations

Use of any tobacco products is permitted ONLY in the following designated smoking areas. All college vehicles are tobacco-free.

Anoka Technical College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Cambridge 

ARCC Cambridge Designated Smoking Area

Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Coon Rapids  

ARCC Coon Rapids Designated Smoking Areas

Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Professional Workforce Training Center



04.2003 Smoking-limited language and designated areas added for the Coon Rapids Campus.

11.2003 Omitted designation of lower gym entrance and added TDC designation for CR Campus.

03.2005 Added Cambridge Campus designated smoking areas.

12.2010 Updated smoking locations to a minimum of 50 feet from entrances and buildings.

05.2014 Aligned, clarified restrictions regarding vapor products.

07.2017 Technical changes


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