Tobacco Free Campus
The Shepherd University Board of Governors endorsed the Tobacco Free Campus Policy at its meeting on November 14, 2019. The policy will take effect on January 1, 2020.
Shepherd University seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire community.
Why Are We a Tobacco Free Campus?
- Protect people from unwanted and involuntary exposure to tobacco and passive smoke
- Encourage healthy habits among students, faculty, staff and visitors. Tobacco is the single largest preventable cause of premature death.
- Establish a supportive atmosphere for those trying to quit using tobacco and create a culture of wellness for student, faculty, staff and visitors.
What are the boundaries of the university for the purposes of defining university property?
The boundaries include all Shepherd University facilities, grounds within the campus boundaries as well as within University-owned or leased vehicles (regardless of registration or off-road status). Boundary Map
How will the policy be enforced?
We are an institution of higher education therefore education is key to implementing this policy. We make people aware of the tobacco-free environment through this website, electronic messaging, signage, notices in event programs and social media marketing. An explanation of the tobacco-free campus policy is communicated to prospective and enrolling students and new employees.
Teams of volunteer Ambassadors from the Campus Community will periodically visit former campus smoking areas to seek compliance and educate. The expectation is that persons will voluntarily comply with the policy. It is the responsibility of everyone on campus to politely inform others of the policy and ask that they put out their cigarette and/or stop using tobacco products on campus. Visit Policy: For complete details of the Policy and Enforcement.