University Student Handbook

Tobacco and Smoking Policy

Because the University wants to provide employees, students and patients with a safe and healthy work environment, the University is committed to providing a tobacco-free campus environment. The use of tobacco products of any kind will not be allowed in any University building (including satellite clinics), on University grounds, (except as stated below), or in any vehicle owned or leased by the University.

Employees, students and visitors who wish to use tobacco may only do so in their private vehicles while parked on University property as long as that vehicle is at least 25 feet away from entrances, exits, windows and ventilation intakes.

Tobacco use includes smoking (inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, e-cigarette, or pipe) and the use of smokeless/chewable tobacco.

All University students and employees are expected to share the responsibility for informing others of the policy. It is the responsibility of all members of the campus community to observe the provisions of this policy. Complaints or concerns regarding this policy or disputes regarding its implementation should be referred to the Dean of Students and Alumni Services.