Student Health and Wellness

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy

To provide a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus, and to create a cleaner and more sustainable campus community, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on all campus property at North Park University, both indoors and outdoors, in University-owned vehicles and in privately-owned vehicles parked on campus property.

The advertising and selling of cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products, or the like is prohibited on campus property. Littering the remains of these products or any other related waste product on campus property is further prohibited. This policy applies to any individual on campus property, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, other employees, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, visitors, and members of the public.

Definitions

a. Smoking is defined as the use of smoke-producing tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, mini-cigars,e-cigarettes, tobacco alternative vapor or vaping products, and hookahs.All forms of smoking are prohibited on all campus property.
b. Tobacco Use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, mini-cigars, hookah, chewing tobacco, snuff, and other smokeless tobacco products. All forms of tobacco use are prohibited. All forms of smoking are prohibited on all campus property.
c. E-Cigarette Use or Vaping is defined as the use of electronic smoking devices and/or electronic nicotine delivery systems. Use of these products and delivery systems is also prohibited within all University buildings, facilities and vehicles., even without the use of nicotine, and may be subject to confiscation and/or disposal.
d. Campus Property means any property owned, leased, occupied, operated or otherwise controlled by North Park University, including, but not limited to, all campus buildings, classrooms, laboratories, residences, residence halls, elevators, stairwells, restrooms, conference rooms, hallways, athletic complexes and facilities, lobbies and other common areas, exterior open
spaces, and University-owned parking lots.