The Benedictine University Smoking/Tobacco Policy is in consideration of the health risks to community members, environmental impact and community member feedback.
The University prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes on all our campuses. In addition to all buildings, it applies to all outside property and grounds. In a kind and courteous manner, each community member has responsibility to remind individuals of the University policy. This policy will be enforced like any other student conduct/employee violation. Individuals desiring to smoke may do so in their car.
This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health of our students, faculty, staff and guests. The commitment to a tobacco-free campus is a responsibility we all share together, whether you’re a tobacco user or not. In making this decision, we reflected on our Benedictine roots of addressing the common good of the community and also listening to the community.