Penn State Shenango has the responsibility of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Thus smoking is allowed on campus, but there are restrictions. These restrictions are a combination of Penn State Shenango policy and regulations from the Pennsylvania state and federal government. The guidelines below describe the campus smoking policy. For the health of all Penn State Shenango community members, please adhere to the smoking rules to protect the rights of smokers and non-smokers.
Smoking of any material is prohibited in all facilities of Penn State University including University owned vehicles. At Penn State Shenango, smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of any building entrance and is only permitted outside of the 15-foot restriction at the following locations:
- South side entrance of Sharon Hall
- Southwest side of Forker Lab Building
- Between McDowell Hall and B&B Building (PTA Building)
Smoking is not permitted in the entry of the Atrium or around the Lion Shrine and surrounding benches. In addition, if an official University class is conducted outside, smoking is prohibited so as to not disturb the learning environment.
*New to 2013-2014* A smoking shelter has been constructed behind McDowell Hall building. The shelter was an idea brought forward by a group of students who wanted a place for smokers to be able to go during inclement weather. It was approved by the student facility fee board and paid for by student facility fee money.