Student Affairs

Tobacco-Free Student Guidelines

HCC's new tobacco- and smoke-free campus policy went into effect on January 1, 2015. Smoking and tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) cannot be used on campus. During the month of January, verbal warnings will be issued. Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, students who violate the tobacco-free policy will receive written warnings. Disciplinary process is as follows: First Offense: Student receives a written warning. Second Offense: Student is required to meet with the Dean of Students. Multiple Offenses: Students who consistently violate the tobacco-free policy and receive multiple warnings will be taken through the Student Code of Conduct process. Disciplinary actions will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the dean's discretion.

Cessation Workshops & Resources

Upcoming Cessation Workshops Spring 2015 From Feb. 25 through March 18, 2015, the Washington County Health Department will offer free "Tobacco Free for Life" workshops every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center. This workshop will cover the stages of change, coping with triggers, addiction, motivation, and creating your own personal quit plan. Class participants are eligible to receive free nicotine patches and nicotine gum. The workshop is open to all employees, students, and the public. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required for each workshop. For more information or to register, call 240-313-3314, then press 1. Smoking Cessation Resources Washington County Health Department Maryland Smoking Stops Here U.S. Government Cigna Employee Assistance Program CVS Smoking Cessation Program

MLK Diversity Celebration

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kepler Center. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at Please note that no classes are held on MLK Day and all administrative offices are closed.

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:00pm