GCCC trustees move toward tobacco-free campus
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10/16/2013 By ANGIE HAFLICH
A tobacco-free campus is on the horizon at Garden City Community College (GCCC).
At Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, by a unanimous vote, trustees directed the administration to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy by Jan. 1, 2014.
Using the Student Government Association’s (SGA) most recent proposal for a tobacco-free campus, trustees suggested that GCCC President Herbert Swender use his discretion to make necessary changes to the policy and then implement it.
“As far as the administration’s direction, if we have a policy, we’re going to enforce it to the best of our ability,” Swender said. “I think if they get caught, we have consequences in place, for first offense, second offense and third — there’s consequences.”
SGA President Brevan Woydziak told trustees that dealing with the issue now will address it now and forever.
“You’ll have a lot of time to fine-tune this thing, so I think this is the perfect time to implement it,” Woydziak said. “And as time goes on, it will just create a culture of not smoking.”
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