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This policy provides for the health and safety of University of Richmond students, faculty, staff, and visitors and for the protection, efficient use, and enjoyment of the University of Richmond campus.  It incorporates the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements and provides guidance for employees and students seeking smoking cessation programsD.  Questions and concerns regarding this information should be directed to your supervisor or to Human Resources at 289.8747.


This policy applies to all buildings and properties owned by the University of Richmond.

Policy Statement

Smoking is defined as the act of lighting, smoking or carrying a lighted or smoldering cigar, cigarette, pipe or e-cigarette of any kind.

The University of Richmond prohibits smoking, including e-cigarettes, inside classrooms and administrative buildings, residential facilities, dining areas, athletic facilities and university owned vehicles.  Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of the outside of any building to prevent smoke and e-cigarette vapors from entering through entrances, windows, ventilation systems, or other means. 

All university faculty, staff, and students share the responsibility for maintaining a healthy campus environment.  The Human Resources Department will provide access to smoking cessation programs for faculty and staff upon request.  Student Health Services will provide access to smoking cessation programs for students upon request.

All employees are encouraged to notify any person violating this policy to discontinue smoking immediately or move to the requisite distance from a building.  Issues of non-compliance should be reported to a supervisor in the building.  It is the responsibility of each supervisor, manager, department head, director, dean, and area coordinators to enforce the provisions of this policy within their areas of work.  If a manager or supervisor cannot be located or if the responsible person is unable to remedy the situation, the Office of Safety and Risk Management should be contacted for assistance.  The Office of Safety and Risk Management will review the infraction and refer to the appropriate authority for corrective action.