Procedures

Please check this web page periodically for current information on procedures to support a smoke/tobacco-free campus at KSU.

I. Implementation

Implementation, including enforcement, of a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free campus at KSU is phased as follows:

Phase I: Implement Communications and Kick-off Activities: 08/14/2014 - 09/30/2014

  • Enforcement with a SMILE and no violation letters or tracking

Phase II: Implement Communications and Cessation Activities: 10/01/2014 - 01/05/2015

  • Enforcement with a SMILE and no violation letters or tracking

Phase III: Implement Full Enforcement of Violation and Enforcement Procedures: Effective 01/06/2015

  • 01/06/2015: Enforcement with a SMILE for visitors, employees, and students continues.
  • 01/06/2015: Online tool for public and internal (employee/student) reporting.
  • 03/01/2015: Enforcement ticketing begins. ($25.00 ticket per violation from a KSU Police Officer). Fee assessments and collections will be processed similarly to parking tickets, with an equivalent appeal process.

For additional information on enforcement procedures, please select “Procedures” on the menu bar of this page.

II. SMILE Approach

Smile and be friendly when approaching someone on campus smoking or using a tobacco product.
Make the assumption that the person does not know about our policy.
Inform the person about our policy and resources available on campus for quitting tobacco.
Let them know about the policy again.
Enforce by asking them to respect our policy and stop smoking or using tobacco on our campus.

III. Citations and Appeals

Fee assessments and collections will be processed similarly to parking tickets, with equivalent appeal process. If any individual receives multiple violations, KSU reserves the right to initiate action against:

  • Individual employees under KSU Employee Handbook and related HR procedures for policy infractions.
  • Individual students under the KSU Student Code of Conduct.
  • Contractors, visiting lecturers/speakers, and performers, under the terms of the University contract/agreement.
  • Third-parties and visitors as trespassers.

Appeal process for tickets will be equivalent to the process for parking tickets and each appeal will go through a due-process by the respective student and/or faculty, staff, or visitors parking (and other citations) appeal panel(s). For more information, links to the web pages for these processes are listed below under “Additional Resources.”

IV. Additional Resources

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