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#171 - Smoke-Free Campus

Approved: January 7, 2008

Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs

The University is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive work environment for employees and students.  The right of non-smokers to protect their health and comfort shall take precedence over another person's right to smoke.


Smoking is prohibited in all University owned and leased buildings.  Smoking is prohibited in outdoor areas within fifteen feet of building entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes.  Smoking is also prohibited in all University vehicles and outdoor areas where seating is provided, such as, but not limited to, athletic events, concerts, and other types of entertainment and productions.

Definition of Smoking

The carrying, smoking, burning, inhaling, or exhaling of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other lighted smoking equipment, whether filled with tobacco or any other type of material.

Smoking Related Complaints

Complaints involving smoking may be forwarded as follows:

Faculty to the appropriate Dean or Vice President

Administrative/Professional (A&P) staff to the appropriate Dean, Director, or Vice President.

Civil Service staff to the Department of Human Resources.

Non-University persons to the University Police Department.

Students to the Student Judicial Affairs Office.