Whether for health reasons or personal choice, everyone has the right to a smoke-free environment. This policy is compliant with New York State law and is not intended to make those who smoke feel unwelcome; it was created to minimize the effects of smoking on others while at the same time respecting individuals’ personal choices regarding smoking. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:
- Both terraces/patios of the Siegel Center, including the stone wall on the front terrace
- Inside any College building, including residence halls
- Within 25 feet of any building entrance or restricted pathway
A good rule of thumb is 12 steps away from any prohibited area. Restricted pathways are areas where, if someone was smoking, others would have no choice but to walk through the cigarette smoke to enter the building or use the pathway or go significantly out of their way to avoid doing so. Examples of restricted pathways include, but are not limited to, the MacCracken bridge, the library bridge, the Teahaus walkway, the post office, etc.
Individuals who choose to smoke are asked to properly dispose of their cigarette butts. Doing so shows respect both to our hard-working grounds crew and to our campus environment. Students found responsible for violating smoking policy will be fined $50 and placed on housing probation.