Enforcement for Students

Step 1 – Inform the Student of the Policy

An email from the Dean of Students Office will be sent to the student’s NMU email account informing him/her that they are alleged to have violated the tobacco-free policy.  The email will include an electronic copy of the student rack card, notification of upcoming cessation workshops, and a reminder that further infraction will result in a formal written warning.

The student will be given the opportunity to meet with someone from the Dean of Students Office if he/she would like to discuss the complaint or the policy.

Step 2 – Written Warning

An email from the Dean of Students Office will be sent to the student’s NMU email account informing him/her that they are alleged to have violated the tobacco-free policy for a second time.  The email will include another electronic copy of the student rack card.

The student will be informed that the written warning will be filed in the Dean of Students Office and that further violation will result in formal disciplinary action.

The student will be given the opportunity to meet with someone from the Dean of Students Office if he/she would like to discuss the complaint or the policy.

 

Step 3 – Student Code Charges for Violation of the Tobacco-free Policy

An email from the Dean of Students Office will be sent to the student’s NMU email account informing him/her of the alleged Student Code charges for violating the tobacco-free policy for a third time.  The email will include notification of the time and place of a meeting with a conduct administrator to discuss the Student Code charges.

If during the meeting the student is responsible, he/she will be placed on probation with the University.  If the student denies responsibility he/she will be afforded a Conduct Board hearing to determine responsibility.

The university sanction will be Disciplinary Probation for 16 weeks, for students who have no prior Student Code infractions.  The sanction will vary for students with prior Student Code infractions, depending on the probationary status prior to the current infraction.

 

*All subsequent Student Code infractions, including further violation of the tobacco-free policy will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions.

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