Tobacco Free Implementation Guidelines

Effective August 13, 2012, Troy University will create a tobacco free campus that encompasses the entire Troy University campus and all properties owned, operated, leased, or controlled by Troy University. These guidelines are intended to assist Faculty/Staff, Administrators and students in the implementation of this policy change.

Violation of the policy is defined as using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other non-combustible tobacco products, within the prohibited areas (as stated in the Tobacco Policy Section II, B).

Successful implementation of the Policy will engage everyone in creating a culture of compliance. Faculty/staff and students will be given information and communication about the policy. Through a variety of communication venues, the University will courteously remind any faculty/staff, student, visitor, vendor or contractor violating the Policy that Troy University prohibits the use of all tobacco products on the Troy University property.

Authority for enforcement of this policy is vested in the Deans of Colleges, Department Chairs, Supervisors, Faculty/Staff and the Dean of Students, or their designee, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Human Resources. They are responsible for responding to reported violations of the Policy.

I. Employees

Employees are defined as persons employed by Troy University (faculty, staff, student and temporary). All Troy University employees will be informed of Troy University Tobacco Policy. An employee who violates the Policy will be subject to corrective action under the Human Resources Policies and Procedures or other applicable University regulations or policies.

II. Students

During the admission and enrollment process, all students will be informed of Troy University Tobacco policy and receive informative materials relating to the policy. Students on the Troy Campus may also be referred to the Troy University Health Center for access to smoking cessation treatment programs or other programs to manage symptoms and/or treat tobacco dependence as appropriate.

  1. Undergraduate and Graduate Students Undergraduate and Graduate Students who violate the Policy will be reported to the Dean of the appropriate college or the Dean of Students. Students who violate the Policy in student housing areas will be reported to the Office of Residence Life. Students who violate the Policy will be subject to corrective action according to the applicable disciplinary code (i.e. the Oracle).
  2. Dual Student/Employee Status Some students, such as Graduate Teaching Assistants or Graduate Assistants, may have dual status as a student and an employee. These students who violate the policy should be reported to the Dean of their college, or the Dean of Students. These students may be subject to corrective action according to the applicable disciplinary code (i.e. Oracle), the Human Resources Policies and Procedures or other applicable Troy University regulations or policies.
III. Campus Visitors and Guests

Visitors and Guests will be notified of this policy through campus signage, notification on the Troy University website and notification provided by the University department that is responsible for their visit. Visitors and guests who pre-register for a visit will be informed of the Tobacco free policy at the time of registration or prior to the visit. Tobacco use violations by any person will be reported to the University department that is responsible for their visit. Guests and visitors who violate the Policy may be asked to leave campus.

IV. Vendors and Contractors

Vendors and contractors will be informed of Troy University Tobacco Policy in the bid or contract documents. Violations of the Policy by vendors or contractors or any of their employees or agents, including subcontractors, will be considered a breach of contract.

Tobacco used by a vendor or contractor will be reported to the appropriate campus contact, such as the Physical Plant Division, Purchasing, Project Managers, Food Services, etc. The name or description of the individual and location should be provided. Follow up will be handled by the Facility Project Manager.

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