In compliance with Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, Grand View University is a smoke-free campus.
Policy Group: I. Miscellaneous
Scope: All Employees, Students, Affiliated Persons and/or Organizations, Applicants, and Visitors
Effective Date: 1 July 2008
Approved Date: 21 Jul 2008
By: President’s Council
Objective: To reduce the level of exposure by the students, faculty, staff, contractors, visitors, and general public to environmental tobacco smoke in order to improve the public health.
Definition: Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other tobacco product in any manner or in any form, including electronic or e-cigarettes.
Provisions: Smoking is prohibited on all campus property and vehicles. This includes:
- In all buildings on campus. This includes all dorm rooms, suites, and apartments; work areas, private offices, conference and meeting rooms; classrooms, auditoriums, lounges, and cafeterias; stairways, hallways, and other enclosed spaces.
- On all property maintained by Grand View University, including either leased or owned property, athletic fields, sidewalks, and parking lots.
- Seating areas of outdoor sports events, stadium, amphitheaters, and other outdoor entertainment venues.
- In all vehicles owned, leased, or rented by Grand View University.
- In all vehicles when parked on University property.
There are no designated smoking areas within any Grand View University facility or on any grounds.
The University shall:
- Clearly and conspicuously post signs that say “no smoking’ or include the international “no smoking” symbol in and at every entrance to Grand View University buildings.
- Post no smoking signs in vehicles owned or leased by Grand View University, that are visible from the outside.
- Make no ash receptacles available on campus.
Supervisory employees and others who have custody or control of an area, shall inform individuals when they are in violation of the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, may be subject to a $50 fine from law enforcement, and request that the individual stop smoking immediately.
- If the individual refuses to stop smoking, the supervisor or person with custody or control of an area may request that the individual leave the area where smoking is prohibited.
- If the individual refuses to leave the area where smoking is prohibited, the state or local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the area where smoking is prohibited may be notified.