Valley City State University is committed to a healthy and safe environment for students, employees and visitors. All tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, is prohibited in university owned or operated buildings and on all campus property and grounds. Smoking and chewing tobacco are not permitted in university owned, leased or operated vehicles. This policy applies to all employees, students, visitors and contractors.

No tobacco related advertising or sponsorship shall be permitted on campus property or in campus publications. “Tobacco related” refers to the use of a tobacco brand, corporate name, trademark, logo, or any other product identifiable with any brand of tobacco or tobacco company.

Assistance for tobacco cessation and tobacco cessation products are available through the office of the University Health Nurse.
Enforcement of this policy will depend upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff and students to not only comply with the policy, but also to encourage others to comply in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study and live.

Violations of this policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and appropriate action: for faculty, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs; for staff, the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs; for students, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Sponsor: President
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Revised: January 2012