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Smoke Free University Policy

In compliance with New York State law, and faithful to the core values of St. Bonaventure University, the following smoke-free regulations have been adopted, and apply to all legal smokable products, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and “vaping”:

1. Smoke-free Workplace: St. Bonaventure University guarantees its employees and students a smoke-free workplace. Smoking is prohibited in ALL indoor areas of the University, including University vehicles and all residence facilities, as well as ALL outdoor areas of the University main campus (east and west side) property.

2. Tobacco Products: Sale of tobacco products is prohibited on campus.

3. Posting of Signs: “Smoke-Free” signs will be prominently displayed. Additionally, copies of this policy will be posted on the University Web site, employee handbooks and available to all employees and prospective employees upon request.

4. Enforcement: Complaints may be directed to the director of Safety and Security, the University’s agent responsible for enforcing this policy, and/or the residence life staff for violations occurring in the residence halls. Failure to comply with this policy places both the smoker and the University at risk of substantial civil penalty.

a) Sanctions Sanctions for students will be imposed as a result of a University judicial hearing.

b) Repeated violations of this policy may be cause for severe disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment (for employees) or expulsion (for students). These sanctions will be assessed through already existing University procedures.

This prohibition applies to all University events and events held on University grounds or property, and applies to all members of the University community including faculty, staff, students, friends, volunteers, patients, customers, vendors, contractors, guests and visitors.

-effective 07.01.19