Smoke in the workplace has become an important public health issue. There is considerable evidence that concentrations of smoke are harmful to non-smokers as well as to smokers. The College has an obligation to provide a safe and healthy work and learning environment. Any employee, student, or visitor has a right not to be exposed to the effects of smoke. Washtenaw Community College, therefore, establishes the following non-smoking policy for all College-owned facilities.
Effective September 1, 2005, Washtenaw Community College will become a smoke-free campus. Smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the campus; this includes all College facilities, including buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, building entrances, and common areas. The Administration shall fully implement this policy, and all applicable laws, regulations, and local ordinances related to smoking.
Adopted: June 23, 1992
Revised: January 28, 2003
Revised: June 28, 2005