Academics

Smoke Free Campus

Student Affairs: Use of Tobacco on the Campus of Alcorn State University

Effective Date: October 22, 2008

Policy Statement

In efforts to provide a healthier academic environment and workplace, smoking is prohibited in any Alcorn State University owned or leased buildings and vehicles. This includes all offices, classrooms, residential housing, hallways, dining facilities, restrooms and athletic facilities. Smoking is prohibited in outdoor areas that are shared in close proximity by the public. Smokers must maintain a distance of 25 feet or more from any enclosed area where smoking is prohibited to insure that secondhand smoke does not enter the area through entrances, windows, ventilation systems or any other means.

The use of tobacco products is prohibited on any property owned, leased or controlled by the University. This includes all on-campus and off campus facilities. All University workspace and classroom areas under the University’s control shall be smoke-free even if the building owner or lease(s) do not prohibit smoking.

Definitions

ASU Property (Owned, leased or controlled by the University): includes but is not limited to all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

Tobacco and tobacco products: Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, snuff and chewing tobacco.

Enforcement

Enforcement of this smoke-free policy will be the responsibility of supervisors for faculty and staff. The Office of Student Housing will enforce the policy in the residence halls. Student violations will be reported to the Office of Student Housing. Visitor, Vendor and Contractor violations will be referred to the ASU Police Department.

The University provides ongoing educational programming and information on the hazards of tobacco use.

Observance of this policy is the responsibility of all ASU students, faculty, staff and visitors.

For additional information regarding this Smoke-Free Campus Policy, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs.