Smoke-Free Campus With Minor Exemptions Policy

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Category Name: Other
Responsible Unit: Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Responsible VP: VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Adoption Date: August 1, 2011
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

It is the intention of The College at Brockport to provide a smoke-free environment for all Members of the College community including but not limited to students, faculty, staff administrators, vendors, visitors and the general public attending events on campus.


The health risks resulting from second-hand smoke exposure are well documented. This policy will reduce involuntary exposure of second-hand smoke and facilitate a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and community members.

Environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) is recognized as the third leading cause of preventable death and has been designated as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recent scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoke-free and tobacco free policies are becoming a standard practice for fostering healthy environments at hospitals, private businesses and college campuses across the nation.


Effective implementation of this policy depends on the cooperation of all members of the College community.

All members of the College community » Comply with this policy in a respectful and cooperative manner.

Supervisors » Communicate this policy to employees.

Event Organizers » Communicate this policy to event attendees.


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures


Effective August 1, 2011 smoking is prohibited on all College managed property both indoors and outdoors unless officially designated otherwise. This includes but is not limited to:

  • All buildings at The College at Brockport Main campus, the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, and Brockport Downtown;
  • Fields, open land areas, athletic fields, tracks, bleachers/grandstands, outdoor paths, and college owned roads;
  • All partially enclosed areas including, but not limited to; covered and uncovered walkways, breezeways, outdoor dining areas, bus stop shelters, loading docks, building entrances, and exterior stairways and landings; and
  • All vehicles owned and leased by the College or its affiliated organizations.

Exceptions to the smoke-free provisions include the following parking lots designated as the College's only official smoking areas:

  • Parking lots A and D-1.
  • Employees and students at Brockport Downtown and the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center should contact administration for the location of official smoking areas.

Organizers of and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, lectures, social gatherings, cultural events, and/or athletic events using college-managed property will be required to abide by The College at Brockport Smoke-Free Policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating this policy to attendees and for monitoring events accordingly.

Third-Party Vendors

  • The sale of tobacco products on campus is prohibited. This includes the delivery of tobacco products to the campus by means of a delivery service of any kind.
  • The free distribution of tobacco products to College organizations is prohibited.
  • College and affiliated organizations are prohibited from accepting money or gifts from tobacco companies, directly or indirectly. This includes sponsorship of parties by tobacco companies, distribution of free, reduced, or full-price tobacco products, or any promotional items. This does not apply to research funding.
  • Tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship is not permitted:
    • on College-managed property, including billboards or signage in stadiums, and at college-sponsored events
    • in publications produced by the College.

Signage will include the international symbol for "No Smoking" and will be placed at various locations on campus to demark a smoke-free perimeter of the College.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

If you are interested in learning more about tobacco cessation call the New York State Smokers' Quit Line at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visit the NYS "Smoke Free" website.

Contact Information

Students may contact the Student Health Center for an appointment for a smoking cessation consultation at (585) 395-2414.

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date August 1, 2014 Three year review
Adoption Date August 1, 2011 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


Last Updated 10/27/20

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