Humboldt State University

Revised Smoking Policy

December 2004

To the HSU Campus Community:

The University community has reconsidered the current smoking policy and has recommended that we strengthen it. Effective January 18, 2005, the revised policy will prohibit smoking in all HSU buildings and state-owned vehicles; smoking will be permitted only in specific, designated outside locations.

The Board of Trustees of the California State University has delegated to campus presidents the authority to establish smoking policies on the CSU campuses. Following recommendations from the Academic Senate, the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Committee and the Associated Students, we have adopted the policy summarized below. A full statement of the policy may be found on this website. This policy relies on the consideration and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers for its success.

Summary of the New Humboldt State University Smoking Policy

Smoking will be limited to designated outside locations. The University will provide signage at University facility entrances reminding the campus community of this policy revision and the establishment of such designated smoking areas. In addition, similar signage will be placed at the entrances to the University and its parking lots.

The University will make available to employees and students information about the effects of smoking and second-hand smoke and about smoking cessation programs, primarily through the Employee Assistance Program, the Student Health Center, and Counseling & Psychological Services.

A map of the designated smoking areas on campus is posted on this website, and all such areas will be marked clearly. Map cards will be available at five locations: UPD, Housing, the Information Desk at University Center, the Library and the Health Center. If you would like to request additional cards, please call Mira Mazur, Health Educator at 826-5123.

Rollin C. Richmond
President