F.6 Smoke-free Campus

In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our faculty, staff and students, it is the policy of the University of Southern California that smoking is prohibited in all enclosed buildings, facilities and university vehicles.

The thoughtfulness and cooperation of the entire campus community are paramount to successful implementation of this policy. Given the established harmful effects of smoking to both smokers and non-smokers, it is the intent of the University of Southern California to reduce the existence of this health hazard in our campus environment.

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed buildings, facilities and vehicles, which are owned or leased by the university, on both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus. This applies to all academic and administrative units including all individual faculty and administrative offices.

Smoking is prohibited in all university owned and leased housing. All University Park on-campus housing facilities are smoke free environments, regardless of roommate consent. All shared community space within university housing shall be designated as non-smoking areas.

All dining facilities on both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus shall be designated as non-smoking areas.

Smoking is prohibited during indoor athletic events and other university-sponsored or designated indoor events.

The university recognizes the need to accommodate those members of the university community who wish to smoke. Therefore, administrative and academic units may designate existing outdoor space as smoking areas, but these areas should be located far enough away from doorways, windows and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering enclosed buildings and facilities.

Some outdoor areas are confined spaces or particularly busy thoroughfares; in such cases, administrative and academic units may request Risk Management to designate those outdoor areas as smoke free.

For information on smoking cessation, contact the Engemann Student Health Center, Office of Wellness and Health Promotion (OWHP) at (213) 740-9355.

Revised August 2014