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Campus Smoking Policy

Smoking on the University of Dayton Campus Policy


The University of Dayton strives to maintain a healthy workplace and productive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. For that reason, the University allows smoking on campus only in designated smoking areas.


All University owned or leased land and buildings.

Policy History

I. Effective Date: August 1, 2013

II. Approval: August 12, 2014

III. History: 

  • Approved in its original form: May 7, 2013
  • Approved as amended: August 12, 2014

IV. Maintenance of Policy: Facilities Management; Office of Human Resources


(a) "Smoking" is defined as the smoking of tobacco, other nicotine products, and/or smoking devices that expel a smoke or vapor.  It includes, but is not limited to, use of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.


1.  Smoking is allowed only in the exterior designated smoking areas. All tobacco products should be disposed in appropriate smoking receptacles – not on the ground. Designated smoking areas are clearly marked with signs. (see “Designated Smoking Areas Map”).

2.  Public streets, alleys, and sidewalks are not affected by this policy nor are any privately owned vehicles. Smoking is not allowed on University owned roadways, parking lots outside of designated areas, and sidewalks.

3.  All University buildings including student residence halls and apartments (per the University of Dayton Housing Contract) are smoke free, except for University Houses.

4.  Smoking is also prohibited in all vehicles owned or leased by the University, including golf carts and club car type vehicles.

5.  In our continued efforts to promote a healthy environment, we offer those seeking to quit smoking cessation assistance through the University’s Human Resources office.

Reference Documents

  1. Designated Smoking Areas map
  2. University of Dayton Housing Contract
  3. State of Ohio Revised Code 3794
  4. D.P.S.U., Local 101 A.F.S.C.M.E. Per Article 7.02
  5. Office of Human Resources Policies and Procedures Handbook for Professional & Support Staff Employees (Compensation Management section)

For questions relating to the University policies of Facilities Management and Planning, please contact:

Rick Krysiak, Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning