Penn State Shenango has established the following tobacco policy for all facilities, campus areas, and vehicles in which university functions or services are carried out or offered. All university students, employees, contractors, and visitors are subjected to these regulations:
- As used herein, "tobacco use" means the carrying or holding of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other lighted smoking equipment or the inhalation or exhalation of smoke from any lighted smoking instrument, and the use of smokeless tobacco.
- Tobacco use is prohibited in all university buildings and outdoor campus areas including leased property. It is prohibited in all university vehicles, including maintenance vehicles, automobiles, and public carriers.
- Primary enforcement of this tobacco use policy will be the responsibility of those persons who head individual units, departments, buildings, those who supervise personnel, public safety personnel, and others designated by the university.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in the following sanctions:
- After first and second offenses, a student will receive verbal and written warnings regarding the rules and sanctions of the Penn State Shenango Tobacco Policy.
- After the third offense, a student must complete an online training module about tobacco use. If the student does not complete the module within 30 days, a hold will be placed on his or her account prohibiting him or her from registering, dropping, or adding classes until the module is complete.
- After the fourth offense, a student will be required to participate in a group cessation class. If the dtudent does not complete the class within 30 days,, a hold will be placed on his or her account prohibiting him or her from registering, dropping, or adding classes until the module is complete.
- After a fifth offense, a judicial affairs conduct hold will be placed on the student's account which will prohibit him or her from registering, dropping, or adding classes until the module is complete. In order for a conduct hold to be removed, the student will be required to meet the Director of Student Affairs to review the tobacco policy and further discuss the ramifications of not following university policy.
Citations may be appealed through the university judicial affairs hearing board. All appeals will be handles in a manner consistent with judicial affairs protocol.