Armstrong Atlantic State University is committed to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive learning and working environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with that commitment, it has enacted a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.
The use of tobacco is prohibited in all portions of the campus. This includes, but is not limited to, all buildings, outdoor areas, parking lots, and the Armstrong Center. It includes all areas indoors and outdoors that are owned and leased (short-term or long-term) by the University.
For purposes of this policy, all uses of tobacco products of any kind are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, smoking, chewing, dipping, and the use of electronic cigarettes, snuff, and snus. It also includes the use of non-tobacco smoking products such as clove cigarettes.
This policy applies to all persons who enter the areas described above, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, contractors and their subcontractors and employees, spectators, and visitors. All events hosted by the University shall be tobacco-free. All events hosted by outside groups on the University’s campus shall be tobacco-free.
Faculty and staff who violate this policy may be subject to discipline in accordance with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Employee Handbook. Students who violate this policy may be subject to discipline in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. Other persons who violate this policy may be asked to discontinue their use of tobacco on campus or to leave the campus.
The University shall cause appropriate signage to be placed to inform persons entering the campus that it is a tobacco-free campus.
This policy will be effective on August 1, 2012.