Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
All employees who are eligible for PCC medical insurance as well as all part-time faculty with active jobs teaching credit classes, are eligible to receive free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services. The EAP provides services to help people privately resolve problems that may interfere with work, family and other important areas of life. The EAP provides FREE and confidential services to eligible employees as well as their spouse or domestic partner, dependents and household members, related or not. Wellness programs are available through employee medical plan. PCC obtains medical insurance through the Oregon Educators Board, which also providesfree Weight-Watchers program to insured.

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:

The institution’s smoke-free policy:
Tobacco-Free College – B 709 Facilities owned by Portland Community College will be tobacco-free, effective September 9, 2009. (March 2009) Additional rules. Tobacco Free Policy, Rules, & Procedures PCC / About / Policy / Tobacco / Tobacco Free Policy - B 709: Facilities owned by Portland Community College will be tobacco free, effective September 9, 2009. (Adopted March 2009) Rules The use, distribution, or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device or e-cigarette, or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument, in PCC buildings or on PCC premises is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to all PCC sidewalks, parking lots, landscaped areas, recreational areas and buildings on any PCC property and in PCC owned, rented, or leased vehicles, and at events on PCC premises. Campuses will have the option to introduce locations on the exterior perimeter of our property – called Good Neighbor Zones – where smokers can gather to smoke and will not be issued citations. The inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted smoking material, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, is prohibited on college property excluding Good Neighbor Zones. The use of other tobacco products, such as smokeless or chewing tobacco and use of devices that simulate tobacco smoking, is also prohibited on college property excluding Good Neighbor Zones. This does not include FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy products for the purpose of cessation. Smoking materials must be extinguished prior to entering upon any PCC property without exception. All tobacco products in use must be disposed of appropriately prior to entering upon any PCC property, which includes exiting a vehicle. Improper disposal includes: Spitting smokeless tobacco product; Littering (i.e. discarded cigarette butts, throwing or disposing of cigarette butts out of windows, leaving spit container); Anything that creates fire hazards. The tobacco free policy may not apply to specific activities used in connection with the practice of cultural activities by American Indians that are in accordance with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. All ceremonial use exceptions must be approved in advance by the President of Portland Community College or designee. Compliance Procedures The enforcement of these rules and regulations is the responsibility of Public Safety personnel with the voluntary assistance of members of the College community. Assistive acts include providing informational materials on smoking policies and verbal warnings. Continued failure by students to comply with the directions of College Officials to abide by these rules may be reported to the Dean of Student Development as a violation of Section 12.9 of the PCC Code of Student Conduct. Further sanctions may be imposed, including suspension, restitution, or probation. Others in violation of the tobacco policy can be reported to Public Safety. Public Safety officers will use their discretion when enforcing this policy. Based upon the circumstances, Public Safety may issue a verbal warning or citation. Public Safety officers are authorized to issue warnings to first-time violators and control and regulate facilities use as prescribed in these rules and regulations. If a violation of these rules is committed by PCC students or staff members, a citation and $50 fine may be issued ($75 in fire hazard zones) and posted to the offender’s student or employee account in Student Account Services. Unless fines are paid within 21 calendar days of receipt of the citation, appropriate steps will be taken, consistent with Board Policy B504 on Past Due Debts, for example, withholding of services, use of collection agencies, and refusal of registration. Officers will use discretion and take into consideration the totality of the circumstances when applying this policy. Compliance with Portland Community College rules and regulations is considered a standard part of job performance for all employees. Repeated failure by faculty or staff of Portland Community College to abide by these rules and procedures may be addressed through informal discussions between the employee and her/his immediate supervisor (e.g., clarifying the PCC tobacco free policy, outlining available resources, and helping the employee to develop a strategy for compliance with the tobacco free policy). Appeals Persons cited for violations of these rules may respond either by filing a written appeal with the Director of Public Safety or by paying a fine within 21 calendar days of receipt of the citation at the campus Student Account Services. All fines are payable to Portland Community College. Fines that are mailed must be received within 21 calendar days of receipt of the citation. Alleged violators may appeal to the Director of Public Safety, or designee, for a brief adjudicative procedure within 21 calendar days of the date of the citation. The Director of Public Safety may dismiss, suspend, or impose any lesser fine. Advertising/Sponsorships No advertising or sponsorship promoting the use of tobacco shall be permitted on Portland Community College property, at Portland Community College sponsored events, or in publications produced by Portland Community College, with the exception of advertising in a newspaper or magazine that is not produced by the Portland Community College and which is lawfully sold, bought or distributed on campus property. Portland Community College shall neither solicit nor accept any grant, gift or anything else of value from a manufacturer, distributor or retailer whose principal business is tobacco products. The free distribution (sampling) of tobacco products and associated products is prohibited on Portland Community College property. Questions? Questions may be directed to the Public Safety office on your campus. Tobacco Policy Tobacco Policy, Rules, and Procedures Frequently Asked Questions Citations and Appeals Continue exploring PCC Student essentials Get started: Admissions Paying for college Academic calendar Online Learning On campus Locations and maps Transportation Library Bookstore Connect Jobs at PCC Panther athletics Guía en español Panther Pride Get help Accessibility Privacy policy Get help with this website Send website corrections Copyright © 2000-2020 Portland Community College An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution PCC campuses may establish "Good Neighbor Zones" as designated smoking areas for employees, visitors and students at the edge of the campus.

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