||Human Resources Director
|Date of Approval:
||February 11, 2014
|Date of Last Revision:
|Next Review Date:
Heritage University is committed to assuring compliance with applicable law as well as providing students, faculty, staff, and visitors a safe and healthful campus and workplace.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
Heritage University is committed to promoting a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. This policy is intended to reduce the health risks related to smoking and secondhand smoke for the campus community.
Who Needs to Know this Policy
This policy applies to all individuals on Heritage University campus, including students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors.
Website Address for this Policy
If you have any questions regarding the Smoking Policy, please contact Human Resources @ firstname.lastname@example.org or President's Office -- Presidenceemail@example.com
Smoking is defined as the burning of tobacco or any other material in any type of smoking equipment including but not restricted to e-cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
Employee(s) means faculty, staff, or student employees.
Visitor(s) means any person authorized by the University to engage in University-related activities on University premises including, but not limited to, independent contractors, consultants, volunteers, individuals employed by outside employment agencies, conference attendees, and persons taking or auditing educational programs.
Student(s) means any person taking one or more classes for academic credit. University Facilities means any building, structure, vehicle, improved land, or unimproved land, in whole or part, which is owned, used, or occupied by the University.
Workplace means any University facility or other location where an employee is engaged in University business.
Smoking is prohibited indoors in all University facilities at all locations, including campus-owned or leased vehicles.
Smoking is also prohibited outdoors within 25-feet of all entrances and exits of the buildings, and within 25-feet of any fresh air intakes or any operable windows
of any University buildings. This 25-foot prohibition applies to all porches and patio areas that are connected to the buildings.
Appropriate signage prohibiting smoking may be added to any new and or existing areas on Campus where smoking is prohibited that is not specifically
covered by this policy.
The University’s primary goal is to achieve voluntary compliance with the smoking policy by educating students, faculty, staff, and visitors about the policy. Campus Safety & Security will be monitoring compliance with the policy. Any faculty, staff, student, or visitor who does not comply with the policy is subject to
the disciplinary actions listed below.
- Administrative Responsibility
Managers and supervisors will share responsibility for administering this policy and its associated procedures as they relate to employees and visitors. The Office of Student Affairs will administer policy and procedures related to students.
- University faculty/staff who violate the smoking policy are subject the progressive disciplinary procedures in accordance with the University’s Human Resource policies.
- Visitors who violate the policy will be informed of the University smoking policy. Visitors who continue to violate the policy following a warning will be escorted off-campus.
Related Policies and Resources
Alcohol and Drug Policy