Campus News

Smoke-free campus policy

At its March meeting, the board of regents voted to create a policy that will prohibit the use of all forms of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the University System of Georgia.

The policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, subcontractors and visitors and is applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, all events hosted by a university system-entity or on behalf of the USG shall be tobacco and smoke free, according to the policy.

The policy will go into effect Oct. 1.

The overall policy follows the lead of more than half of all USG institutions that already are tobacco and/or smoke free.