Valley City State University has adopted a 'tobacco-free campus' policy that will prohibit all tobacco use on campus effective January 1, 2008.
"The move to become a tobacco-free campus has been considered by many groups on campus and has received very broad support," said Dr. Ellen Chaffee, President of VCSU. "We are pleased to adopt this policy to provide a healthier and safer environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors."
The policy has been published in the VCSU Policy Manual under Policy V917: Tobacco Free Campus
. It prohibits all tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, in university owned or operated buildings, on all campus property and grounds, and in university owned, leased or operated vehicles. It extends VCSU's current policy (which prohibits smoking within campus buildings or within university owned vehicles) to prohibit tobacco use anywhere on VCSU grounds.
The policy applies to all employees, students, visitors and contractors, and becomes effective January 1, 2008.