Tobacco/E-Cigarette/Drug Free Environment

Muskegon Community College is committed to the health, comfort, and safety of students, employees and the general public, thereby, minimizing the harmful effects and discomfort smoking produces in the workplace.

In compliance with Federal and State laws, fire regulations, and Board of Trustees policy, the use, distribution or sale of tobacco, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) in addition to the possession, use or smoking of medical marijuana is prohibited in college buildings, extension centers, on college premises and in vehicles owned, rented or leased by the college.  If College facilities re rented by non-College individuals or groups, they and their participants/guest shall be required to comply with this policy.

Muskegon Community College will offer and promote programs and services that include practical evidence-based approaches to decrease or stop tobacco use for students and employees.


Drug-free Campus

Muskegon Community College complies with federal, state, and local laws including those which regulate the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. The following represents the drug alcohol policies of MCC.

In compliance with the Board of Trustees’ policies 4.02.00 and 5.20.00 and the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the following represent the Drug-free Workplace Regulations of MCC:

  • Students and guests may not manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use alcoholic beverages on MCC premises.
  • Students and  guests  may  not  unlawfully possess, use, or distribute controlled substances and alcohol  on  MCC  premises or while engaged in MCC activities such as conferences or field trips.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance while on MCC premises or engaged in MCC activities is prohibited.
  • Students and guests are personally accountable for having knowledge of federal,state, and local laws relating to alcoholic beverages and controlled substances, the minimum drinking age, the transportation of open containers of alcoholic beverages, and the false representation of age by a minor.
  • Student employees  of  MCC  shall  comply with the terms of this policy. Violation of such policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and referral for prosecution. Any sanctions imposed will be consistent with local, state, and federal law.
  • Student employees are required to notify MCC of any criminal conviction for a violation of the policy occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

Violation of this policy by students may result in disciplinary action of up to, and including, suspension or expulsion from MCC and referral for prosecution. All guests on campus are expected to follow the above requirements. Failure to do so may result in a request to leave the MCC property or an MCC activity.