VC Drug-Free and Smoke-Free Policies

Drug-Free District Policy

The District shall be free from all illegal drugs and from the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District.

Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, (consistent with local, state, or federal law), which may include referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion or dismissal.

The Chancellor shall assure that the District distributes annually to each student the information required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and complies with other requirements of the Act.


Smoking Policy

In the interest of the health and welfare of students, employees, and the public, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on the Ventura College Main Campus as well as the Ventura College East Campus in Santa Paula. This policy was effective June 1, 2017.

The smoke-free policy is on that prohibits the use of smoke- producing tobacco, such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, small cigars, pipes and hookah. It also includes nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes. The tobacco free policy prohibits the use of any tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, small cigars, pipes, hookah, and smokeless tobacco (otherwise known as dip, chew, snuff, spit, snus) and other smokeless products.

Smoking and/or the use of smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in all indoor and all outdoor campus property, including parking lots, facilities and vehicles, whether owned, rented or leased.

For help with Smoking Cessation Products contact the Student Health Center at 289-6346.

Questions regarding this policy, shall be directed to the President or his/ her designee.