Human Resources - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Lake Land College Human Resources

Board Policies

Smoking and the Use of Tobacco Products

Lake Land College is concerned with providing a healthy and productive work environment for its employees and students. With the exception of parking lots and roadways, smoking and the use of tobacco products shall be prohibited on any property owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the College and in College vehicles. Littering the remains of tobacco products is also prohibited. If a College parking lot or roadway is adjacent to a building entrance , the Smoke Free Illinois Act (PA 95 - 17) prevails requiring that no person shall smoke within 15 feet of any building entrance. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, students and visitors to comply with this policy. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action for students and staff. Campus visitors who refuse to comply may be asked to leave campus. Definitions: Smoking shall mean lighting or burning any type of material or using electronic cigarettes for the purpose of tasting or inhaling a substance or as further defined in PA 95 - 17. Tobacco products shall mean cigarette, cigar, pipe or tobacco in any form, including smokeless tobacco, which is any loose, cut, shredded, ground, powdered, compressed or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the mouth without being smoked.

Adopted November 9, 1998
Revised March 8, 2004
Revised July 12, 2004
Revised December 10, 2007
Revised May 12, 2014

Drug-Free Workplace

Lake Land College recognizes that substance abuse poses a serious threat to the College’s goal of providing a safe and productive workplace for all employees. In order to provide a workplace free of drugs, the Lake Land College Board of Trustees prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and the abuse of legal drugs and alcohol while on Lake Land College owned or supervised property, and while on College business. Employees are also prohibited from using alcohol while on Lake Land College owned or supervised grounds at any time, including meal periods and breaks. Employees are further prohibited from reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Furthermore, any employee, if convicted of a criminal drug offense that occurred in the workplace, shall, within five (5) days of the conviction, notify the Director of Human Resources of said conviction. Upon notification, the Director of Human Resources shall inform the federal government of the conviction. For the purposes of this notice requirement, a conviction includes a finding of guilt, a no contest plea, and/or an imposition of sentence by any judicial body for any violation of a criminal statute involving the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances. An employee who violates any aspect of this policy statement will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge and referral for prosecution. Additionally, if deemed appropriate by the College under the particular circumstances, an employee who violates this policy statement may be required to participate in and complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program to the satisfaction of the College. The Board supports the drug and alcohol awareness workshops and seminars, as required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which are periodically offered to employees free of charge under the direction of Health Services. The Board also supports the Health Services’ efforts to make substance abuse pamphlets and brochures available to employees and students.1

1 See Board Policy 05.10
Adopted November 9, 1998

Alcohol and Drugs

The unlawful possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or use of a controlled substance and/or alcoholic liquor is prohibited on College property and/or any of its extension centers, as per Illinois Statutes Liquor Control Act of 1934.1 Any violations of this policy will be subject to punishment by all applicable policies and laws. Alcoholic liquor may be delivered to and sold on campus for reception, cultural, conference or convention type activities, provided that:

  1. The alcoholic liquor is sold only at an event authorized by the College President.
  2. The alcoholic liquor is limited to participants attending reception, cultural, conference or convention type activities.
  3. The event complies with all applicable local ordinances.


  • Controlled Substance
    A controlled substance as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substance Act2 or cannabis as defined in the Cannabis Control Act.3
  • Alcohol
    As defined by the Liquor Control Act of 1934, the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever may be origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol. It does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
  • Alcoholic Liquor
    As defined by the Liquor Control Act of 1934, includes alcohol, spirits, wine and beer and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, wine, spirits or beer and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being.

1 See 235 ILCS 5/6-15
2 See 720 ILCS 570/100 et seq.
3 See 720 ILCS 550/1 et seq.
Adopted November 9, 1998
Revised June 14, 2010


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