Tobacco Use Policy Implementation & Sustainability Committee

Tobacco Free card and tshirtSt. Cloud State’s tobacco-free policy was instituted to contribute to a healthy environment for all by prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus property.

Within the first six months of going tobacco-free in 2012, there was a nearly 50% decrease in the number of students who reported exposure to second-hand smoke outside on campus, according to the annual College Student Health Survey.

Tobacco-free means:

The use, sale, free distribution or advertising of smoking and smokeless tobacco products is prohibited on university property, including buildings, walkways, arenas, playing areas and in university owned vehicles and motorized equipment.

For students in violation of the tobacco-free policy:

  • 1st offense – Written warning.
  • 2nd offense – Meeting with conduct officer, which may result in educational programs and associated fees.
  • 3rd offense – Subsequent action will be determined by the conduct officer.

For employees in violation of the tobacco-free policy:

  • Progressive disciplinary actions.
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Use this language in campus publications and at campus events: 

St. Cloud State is a tobacco-free campus. Our policy prohibits
the use, sale and free distribution of smoking and smokeless tobacco products on university property. Tobacco use is allowed in private vehicles as long as respect for individuals and the environment is demonstrated.

The tobacco-free policy is enforced on all university-owned property including the River Walk and part of Barden Park. It will not be enforced on city streets and city sidewalks that are adjacent. View a map of campus boundaries.

Exceptions are allowed in accordance with theMinnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (PDF). Tobacco use also is allowed in private vehicles on university property, as long as respect for individuals and the environment is demonstrated.

Possession of tobacco products and use of e-cigarettes do not violate the policy.

View the Tobacco Use Policy (PDF) and Tobacco Use Procedure (PDF).

Send concerns or report tobacco use hot spots to tupisc@stcloudstate.edu.

Visit the ClearWay Minnesota website to learn more about the harm caused by tobacco use. Tobacco use is the number one health problem, killing 400,000 Americans every year.