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Policy Title: Smoke Free Campus

Boise State University Policy #9110
Effective Date: May 1988
Revised: December 2001
September 2008
December 2009
December 2013
March 2015
February 2017

To establish the policy and procedures regulating smoking, tobacco and nicotine use on Boise State University owned and leased properties.

Additional Authority:
Executive Order No. 2005-10
Idaho Code Title 39, Ch. 55
Boise City Code 6-23, Smoke-Free Air Ordinance
University Policy #2020, (Student Code of Conduct)
University Policy #12020 (Exclusion from Campus)

Applies to all students, employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors on university- controlled property.

Responsible Party:
Chief Operating Officer, 426-1233
Health Services, 426-5686
Campus Security and Police Services, 426-6911

Smoking – encompasses tobacco or any other substance whether contained in a cigarette, cigar, pipe or any other object.


  • I. Policy Statement
  • Boise State University strives to make its campus a healthier place to live, work and attend school. Those exposed to tobacco smoke often suffer immediate symptoms (e.g., breathing difficulties, eye irritation, headache, nausea, and asthma attacks). This policy promotes a healthy and safe environment conducive to learning for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • II. General
    • A. In accordance with state directives and law, all university owned or leased buildings, facilities, or areas occupied by state employees are designated as non-smoking.
    • B. Boise State applies the non-smoking mandate to all university property and other properties owned or leased by Boise State, and all university leased or owned vehicles, with the exception of e-cigarettes, e-cigars and e-pipes, use of which are permitted outdoors on campus, but not inside university structures.
    • C. With approval from the University President, officially designated areas for Smoking may be created outside Taco Bell Arena, Albertsons Stadium and the Morrison Center for use by patrons during events.
  • III. Guidelines, Enforcement and Failure to Comply
    • A. Campus Operations will coordinate efforts for policy notification, promotion, support, and assessment to ensure successful on-going implementation of the policy. Health Services will support smoking cessation efforts and the smoke-free website.
    • B. Faculty, staff, and students have a collective responsibility to promote the safety and health of the campus community and therefore share in the responsibility of enforcement.
    • C. Campus Security and Police Services has the primary responsibility to coordinate efforts for policy enforcement.
      • 1. Policy violation will result in a fine, set periodically.
      • 2. Some areas on campus are covered by the City of Boise’s smoke free ordinance. Boise State will not enforce city ordinances on non-campus property, but the campus community is expected to follow all applicable city ordinances for the greater good of the campus community.
    • D. Violation of this policy may also result in disciplinary action:
      • 1. Student violations will be handled through the Student Code of Conduct.
      • 2. Faculty and staff violations will be handled through HRS.
      • 3. The public may be excluded from campus. See policy #12020 for more information.