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HCC's Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Hibbing Community College’s Tobacco Use Policy


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the Tobacco Use policy take effect?

A. The policy prohibiting any use of tobacco on college property goes into effect August 1, 2018.

Q. What is considered a tobacco product and prohibited by the policy?

A. Any form of tobacco such as cigar, cigarette, snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, loose-leaf tobacco, pipes, hookah, e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and any electronic oral device not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration for use in medical treatment.

Q. Who is affected by this policy?

A. All College and dental clinic employees, students, visitors, and contractors must comply with the policy.

Q. How is the policy going to be enforced?

A. Individuals can enforce the policy by politely letting anyone using tobacco know that the policy is in place. Tell them we do not allow the use of tobacco products of any kind on our campus and we appreciate their respect for our campus environment. Repeated abuse of the policy by staff and faculty will be addressed by the Provost and Human Resources; students who repeatedly abuse the policy will meet with the Dean of Academics.

Q. How is Hibbing Community College going to help employees and students who want to quit using tobacco?

A. The College will provide resources for students and employees to obtain cessation help. Brochures, pamphlets, and other cessation materials and resources will be found in Student Services, Employee mailroom, Commons, and other locations across the campus.

Q. What are some resources including phone apps to help me become tobacco-free?

A.

 NCI QuitPal – Free smartphone app https://digital.gov/2013/03/14/nci-quitpal-app/

 quitSTART or QuitGuide – Free apps in App Store and Google Play https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitstart OR https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitguide

 SmokefreeTXT – sign up at Smokefree.gov

(different groups for teens, pregnant women, Vets, and those who want to quit dip)

 MyQuit Coach – Free app from LIVESTRONG in the App Store

 QuitPlan - provides free phone counseling, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges to those who

qualify: https://www.quitplan.com/

 Blue Cross and Blue Plus members - Quitting tobacco support line – Call toll-free 1-888-662-BLUE (2583)

 iBook - Read a motivational tip each day for 50 days to help you conquer tobacco and quit

smoking for good with Sure-Fire, Fifty-Day Way to Stop Smoking – iBook

 Quit for Life – provides an expert telephone coach, nicotine replacement aids, and a workbook.

Call: 866-784-8454.

COVID - 19 Information

Hibbing Community College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are committed to protecting the health of all students, faculty, and staff.

Students should email and/or call student support services with questions/concerns: 218-262-7292.

We remind you to be respectful of all members of our campus community. No actions or language should be directed against anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion based on the origins of COVID-19

Academic Support Center: Tutoring is available online through D2L linked Tutor.com. Once you log into D2L with your Star ID and Password, the link to the tutoring service is at the bottom right of the webpage.

Accessibility Resources: If you have approved accommodations through Disability Services, or if you feel you would benefit from these services, you are encouraged to reach out to Jen Boben at jenniferboben@hibbing.edu.

Campus Buildings & Services: For the safety of our campus community, we are limiting access to our academic building exterior doors until further notice. The north and south main entrances will be unlocked during normal business hours, but the rest of the campus remains closed to the public. Only student and employee access will be permitted at this time.

Computer Labs and Internet Access: The computer labs in D110 and D130 will remain open on a limited basis for students only, with appropriate social distancing and frequent cleaning of surfaces. The labs are open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm, with a limit of 10 students per lab. We have also amplified WiFi service to the parking lots outside of Cardinal Hall and the north part of the B Building. Signal strength and bandwidth may vary upon usage and demand.

D2L: To access, visit www.hibbing.edu , Quick Links, D2L Brightspace, sign on with Starid and password.

Email: HCC Email is the official means of communication. To access, visit www.hibbing.edu , Quick Links, Email Login, Starid@go.minnstate.edu, enter password, click on Outlook.

Emergency Alerts: Please make sure your information is current: https://hibbing.edu/index/star-alert

Grading: Please see alternative grading document and consult with your advisor. Spring 2020 Covid Grade Method Change

Gym and Fitness Center: The Athletics Building and gym are closed to visitors.

Library: The library building is now closed to visitors. Library services continue to be available virtually via our web page, and there will be a daily drop-in Zoom session from 8am-1pm: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/758998616, Meeting ID: 758 998 616

Planetarium: HCC Paulucci Planetarium will be closed down for events until further notice.

For additional information, please refer to Minnesota State's Information page on COVID-19.

For specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19 at Hibbing Community College, please contact:

Aaron Reini - Interim Provost, HCC

Email: aaronreini@hibbing.edu

Phone: 218-262-7362

Office: L-110

Minnesota State Week 2020

Application Fee WAIVED for all applicants during the week of June 22-26th! 

Zoom Link for all Sessions: https://minnstate.zoom.us/my/hibbingcc

Monday, June 22nd 1 PM – Certified Nursing Assistant

Tuesday, June 23rd 4 PM – Diesel Mechanics

Tuesday, June 23rd 6 PM – Liberal Arts

Wednesday, June 24th 2 PM – Dental Assistant

Wednesday, June 24th 6 PM – IT Networking & Security

Thursday, June 25th 11AM - Admissions Questions