Grand View University takes the privacy rights of the University community, and our privacy obligations under the law, very seriously. To this end, Grand View has established and maintains reasonable procedures to comply with all legal obligations regarding privacy and to ensure that all our obligations are fulfilled. This includes reasonable and appropriate restrictions on access to information provided to us. Grand View University uses technology to manage and maintain information. In doing so, we take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that our systems are, and continue to be, secure. We strictly follow all legal prohibitions on the sharing of information.
Smoke Free Policy
In compliance with Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, Grand View University is a smoke-free campus.
Policy Group: I. Miscellaneous
Scope: All Employees, Students, Affiliated Persons and/or Organizations, Applicants, and Visitors
Effective Date: 1 July 2008
Approved Date: 21 Jul 2008
By: President’s Council
To reduce the level of exposure by the students, faculty, staff, contractors, visitors, and general public to environmental tobacco smoke in order to improve the public health.
Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other tobacco product in any manner or in any form, including electronic or ecigarettes.
Smoking is prohibited on all campus property and vehicles. This includes:
- In all buildings on campus. This includes all dorm rooms, suites, and apartments; work areas, private offices, conference and meeting rooms; classrooms, auditoriums, lounges, and cafeterias; stairways, hallways, and other enclosed spaces.
- On all property maintained by Grand View University, including either leased or owned property, athletic fields, sidewalks, and parking lots.
- Seating areas of outdoor sports events, stadium, amphitheaters, and other outdoor entertainment venues.
- In all vehicles owned, leased, or rented by Grand View University.
- In all vehicles when parked on University property.
There are no designated smoking areas within any Grand View University facility or on any grounds.
The University shall:
- Clearly and conspicuously post signs that say “no smoking’ or include the international “no smoking” symbol in and at every entrance to Grand View University buildings.
- Post no smoking signs in vehicles owned or leased by Grand View University, that are visible from the outside.
- Make no ash receptacles available on campus.
Supervisory employees and others who have custody or control of an area, shall inform individuals when they are in violation of the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, may be subject to a $50 fine from law enforcement, and request that the individual stop smoking immediately.
- If the individual refuses to stop smoking, the supervisor or person with custody or control of an area may request that the individual leave the area where smoking is prohibited.
- If the individual refuses to leave the area where smoking is prohibited, the state or local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the area where smoking is prohibited may be notified.
Grand View has zero tolerance for weapons on campus except when expressly authorized by the University. Possession or use of firearms (or look alikes), explosives, other weapons, dangerous chemicals or compounds or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the student on the campus, or the brandishing of any object in a threatening manner on University premises are not permitted. (Legal defense sprays are not covered by this section.)
Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Grand View University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, services or practices.
Any person having inquiries concerning the University’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act is directed to contact the vice president for administration and finance, 515-263-2821, who has been designated as the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action officer.
Any person also may contact the Department of Education, regarding the University’s compliance with regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act.