955 Campus Tobacco Policy

955.1 Overview of Policy.

Indiana State University has a commitment to the health and wellness of its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment is demonstrated by the Student Health Promotion and Student Recreation Center programs, by the efforts of the Employee Assistance Program, and by curricula and activities in several academic units throughout the University.

955.1.1 Indiana Law Sets Minimum Standards. Documented research has substantiated the health problems caused by both smoking and passive smoke. The General Assembly of the State of Indiana adopted the Indiana Clean Indoor Air Law which is applicable to all state entities in order to address concern for the health and wellness of all Indiana government employees and students. This law sets forth minimum standards but allows state agencies to adopt more stringent rules if desired.

955.1.2 Applicability. Indiana State University has established the following policy regarding smoking for all facilities and vehicles in which University functions or services are carried out or offered.

955.2 Prohibition of Sales.

The sale of tobacco products is prohibited on university-owned, operated, or leased property.

955.3 Prohibition of Smoking.

The use of smoking tobacco products is prohibited on university-owned, operated, or leased property.

955.3.1 Exception for Private Vehicles and Designated Areas. The use of smoking tobacco products is permitted in privately owned vehicles and in designated smoking areas on campus.

955.3.2 Other Exceptions. Any exceptions for the use of smoking tobacco products on university-owned, operated, or leased property must be approved by the President or Provost.

955.4 Enforcement.

Enforcement of this policy will depend on the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students not only to comply with the policy, but also to encourage others to comply, in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study, and live.

955.5 Violations.

Observation of a violation of the policy should be reported to Public Safety at 5555. Follow up for violations of the policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and action for faculty through the office of Academic Affairs, for staff through Human Resources and to the Dean of Students for students.

Policy 955 was included in the 2001 University Handbook revision.

Last revised February 1, 2011.