Smoking Policy-University of Wisconsin Whitewater
 
SOURCE: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
Revised October, 2008

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for all employees, students and visitors to the campus.  Effective June 10, 1991, updated July 10, 2002 and then in October, 2008 all buildings and vehicles, regardless of location, which are owned or leased by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are declared to be entirely smoke free.  “Smoke Free” is an environment in which there is NO use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials in University buildings and vehicles.  To mitigate the established health risks associated with exposure to second-hand smoke, UW-Whitewater also prohibits smoking within twenty-five (25) feet of all building entrances, air intakes, operable windows or other designated areas.

To reduce the risk of fire and litter on the campus all smoking materials must be extinguished and disposed of in designated containers.

Overview/Authority:

Statutes Wisconsin 101.123 and 36.11

System Policies UWS 18.06 and 18.07

UW-Whitewater Senate - November 13, 1990

Residence Hall Association - December 8, 1999

Violators:

Violations will be handled like other work rule or policy violations.

Warhawk Stadium Smoke Free Policy:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Warhawk stadium does not allow smoking in the general stadium or press box area. Smoking can be done ONLY in the area west and north of the concession area, or on the walkway behind the bleachers. Announcements will be made prior to each stadium event and throughout the event. Signs will be posted in appropriate locations.