University Smoking Policy
I. Policy Statement
To mitigate well-established health risks associated with exposure
to secondhand smoke, the California State University Board of Trustees
delegated authority to campus presidents to adopt rules regulating
smoking on campuses. At California State University, Fullerton,
smoking is prohibited in any:
- Building owned, leased or rented by the University or one of
its auxiliaries, whether located on or off campus.
- Outdoor area (for example a patio, balcony, courtyard or atrium)
within 20 feet of any building. Smoking is permitted beyond 20
feet in outdoor areas unless otherwise posted.
- Vehicle owned, leased or rented by the University or one of
the University's auxiliaries.
II. Existing State Guidance & Development Considerations
The State of California prohibits smoking in all public buildings
and other enclosed areas of employment. Authority to issue this
Policy is based on Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section
42356; State of California Executive Order W-42-93; State Government
Code Section 19994.31; State Labor Code Section 6404.5; and CSU
Executive Order 599.
This Policy applies to all University faculty, staff, students
and visitors, as well as the areas noted in Section I above. Smoking
is permitted in University-sponsored Theater and Dance productions
only if smoking is listed in a script as a required part of a performance.
Smoking is permitted in student-authored or student-sponsored scenes,
showcases or workshops only if produced as part of the University's
Department of Theatre and Dance Season. Entertainment productions
and other presentations in the Titan Student Union are not exempt
from this Policy; however, the Executive Director of the Associated
Students may grant an exemption when smoking is listed in the script
as a required part of a performance.
"Smoking" is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning,
or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other apparatus
used to smoke tobacco or any other organic or non-organic material.
The Office of Environmental Health and Instructional Safety will
provide faculty, staff, students and visitors with notice of this
Policy through signs, information campaigns or other publications.
Supervisors are responsible for informing employees of this Policy.
Faculty, staff and students violating this Policy are subject to
appropriate disciplinary action pursuant to the applicable collective
bargaining agreement and/or administrative policies or procedures.
Violations should be reported to the appropriate administrator,
Environmental Health and Instructional Safety at ext. 7233 or Risk
Management at ext. 7346.
This Policy is effective as of April 3, 2003, and supercedes all
previous University smoking policies. Contacts for questions regarding
this Policy are the Director of Environmental Health and Instructional
Safety and the Director of University Risk Management.
Office of the President
California State University, Fullerton
April 3, 2003