University of the Incarnate Word
Approved by Executive Council on
March 26, 2014
The University’s policy on smoking recognizes a person’s need for a healthy school, work and community environment and balances that with another’s person’s choice to smoke.
Smoking is not permitted within buildings and outdoor sports facilities on the University campuses. Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of buildings. The Executive Council may designate areas for either smoking or non-smoking that are exceptions to the General Policy.
University Owned or Leased Vehicles
Smoking is prohibited in University owned or leased vehicles.
UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Campus
Smoking is prohibited at the School of Osteopathic Medicine campus.
High Schools and Other Sites
Smoking is prohibited on the campuses of Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.
The policy applies to all persons on the University campuses, including students, employees, visitors and contractors.
Designated Smoking or Non-smoking Areas
Smoking or non-smoking areas may be designated that are excluded from the General Policy. A request for a designated smoking/non-smoking area may be submitted to the Director of Facilities and will be subject to approval by the Executive Council. Considerations for a designated smoking/non-smoking area will be distance from entrances, air intakes, air conditioning units, operable windows and concentrations of people. Designated smoking/non-smoking areas will be marked by signage placed by the Department of Facilities Management.
Persons who are in violation of the Smoking Policy should be asked to refrain from smoking. Persons in violation may be reported to Campus Police. Employee violators may be subject to disciplinary process, student violators to the student disciplinary process, and visitors in violation may be required to leave campus as instructed by Campus Police.
List of Designated Non-Smoking Areas
List of Designated Smoking Areas
Smoking is the use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco). Use of electronic cigarettes also constitutes smoking for this policy.