The University of Louisiana at Monroe is committed to promoting and maintaining a healthy work and academic environment. To enable the University to fulfill this commitment, it is necessary that a policy be implemented to bring the University to as close to tobacco free as practicably possible.
This policy applies to all University students, faculty, staff, visitors, and contractors. Tobacco use includes, but is not limited to, smoking (cigars, cigarettes, & pipes), smokeless tobacco (dipping), and chewing tobacco.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited in all University buildings and leased spaces. This prohibition applies to any area enclosed by the perimeter (outermost) walls of the building, including restrooms, storage areas, balconies, stairwells (enclosed and exterior), courtyards, and fenced in areas connected to a building as well as any other similar building features that are considered to be “a portion of a building”, except where otherwise stated. This prohibition also includes exterior spaces.
Tobacco use is prohibited on the portion of the campus west of Bayou DeSiard, including
the College of Pharmacy (Bienville Building). Any tobacco products west of Bayou DeSiard
must be confined to personal vehicles.
East of Bayou DeSiard, tobacco use is permitted only within designated areas and in the Grove. Designated areas are defined as outdoor areas not less than 35 feet from any building entrance or window.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited in outdoor areas where seating is provided (stadium seating, benches etc.).
Specified areas for tobacco use are identified on a campus map and with appropriate signage. You can view the map at www.ulm.edu/tobaccouse/maps.
Disposal of used tobacco products (butts, spittoon contents, dip wads, etc) in anything other than appropriate trash bins will be considered littering, counter to campus beautification efforts, and subject to appropriate fines.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited in all University vehicles. This prohibition applies to all licensed and unlicensed vehicles owned, leased, and rented by the University.
The sale, distribution, or advertisement of tobacco products is prohibited in University buildings and public areas.
Vice presidents, deans, directors, and department heads are responsible for ensuring that staff, students, visitors, and contractors are made aware of this policy, and that they comply with its requirements. Existing disciplinary policies may be used as appropriate.