Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is committed to promoting health, wellness, prevention and the treatment of diseases within its community, as well as providing a healthy, clean, safe, and secure workplace for administration, faculty, staff, students, visitors and vendors. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, constitutes a significant health hazard. Therefore, smoking and/or use of tobacco are prohibited in the buildings and on the grounds of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College campus. This policy will affect everyone on campus.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has set the following policies:

  1. Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco) is strictly prohibited in all Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College campus buildings and on the grounds of the campus.
  2. Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product are strictly prohibited in all Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College owned, leased, or rented vehicles. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is also prohibited in privately owned vehicles when operated or parked on the grounds of the College.
  3. Organizers and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events and cultural events using Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College facilities will be required to abide by the Smoke Free/Tobacco Free policy.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will provide accessible treatment to help administration, faculty, staff and students to quit smoking and/or using tobacco. All areas of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College campus are designated as smoke free/tobacco free. Signs about the policy will be posted appropriately throughout campus.

Effective implementation of this Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Policy depends upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of all members of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College community. Those in violation of this policy will be subject to applicable disciplinary action.

Effective August 1, 2009, Revised November 1, 2009