Authority: Ohio Revised Code, Section 3791.031; Office of the President (August 1992); Office of the President (December 7, 1989); Administrative Memorandum 85-5 (June 28, 1985); Board of Trustees Resolution (June 12, 1985); Provost's Memorandum (January 14, 1977)
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Policy Number: 6020
The process of instituting a smoke-free environment at Wright State University began with a request by Student Government to the president of the university. The president appointed a University Task Force on Smoking for the 1988-1989 academic year. The task force was comprised of students and representatives from virtually every campus constituency. Based on the recommendations of the task force and in consideration of those who would be restricted in their behavior, the smoking policy was gradually implemented.
The first phase of the smoking policy went into effect during winter quarter 1990. Based on a survey to determine interest, the university offered several types of smoking cessation programs free to all faculty and staff and, for a reduced cost, to their spouses.
On April 1, 1990, the next phase of the university's smoking policy was fully implemented. Except for designated smoking areas indicated by appropriate signage, all buildings were declared to be smoke free.
The final phase of the university's smoking policy was implemented, effective September 14, 1992. Cigarette, cigar, and/or pipe smoking is not permitted in nonresidential university buildings. Smoking is only permitted outdoors.
Cigarette, cigar, and/or pipe smoking is allowed only in individual resident living units and only when all residents of the unit agree to allow smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any public area of a university residential building.