Office of the Provost





Academic Policies

Public Safety - No Smoking & Tobacco Use


I. POLICY

A. Consistent with our smoke-free University, cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products are not sold on campus property. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on campus property. Drexel University prohibits the smoking or carrying of lighted cigarettes, cigars, or pipes in all indoor facilities, including interior connections to buildings, covered walkways, all building stairwells, hallways, fire escapes, parking structures, University owned vehicles, indoor or outdoor athletic events, and during other University sponsored indoor or outdoor events.

B. Outdoor smoking areas should be located far enough away from doorways, open windows, covered walkways, and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering University buildings and facilities.

C. Each department chair and director is responsible for ensuring policy compliance within his or her areas. Anyone not adhering to the policy will be subject to progressive disciplinary action under the Corrective Action Policy.

II. ELIGIBILITY

This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors.


III. ENFORCEMENT

A. Public Safety personnel patrol and receive complaints regarding this policy.

B. When an employee's supervisor is informed of a violation of this policy by Public Safety, s/he will handle the situation directly using the Corrective Action Policy guidelines.

C. Under the Corrective Action Policy, a first warning would be verbal, the next written, with suspension and/or termination following, if necessary.