Smoking: inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any device used to transmit or convey tobacco smoke or related inhalant.
Tobacco products: cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, snuff, or any device designed to transmit or convey tobacco smoke or related inhalant.
Use of all tobacco products is prohibited in all owned, operated, leased, occupied, and controlled entitles of Delta State University including; buildings, grounds, parking areas, walkways, athletic fields, tennis courts, golf course, and any other recreational or public areas. When any person enters the grounds of the University, the use of any smoking material or tobacco product shall cease. The offending tobacco product shall be disposed of in an appropriate receptacle. Improper disposal of cigarette or cigar butts, or collateral litter of tobacco-product use, shall also be considered a violation of this policy.
All of the members of the Delta State University community share responsibility for complying with this policy. Specific enforcement of this policy is primarily the authority of the Delta State University Police who are authorized to cite violators of this policy. Auxiliary enforcement of this policy is delegated to all University Chairs, Building Managers, Directors, Deans, and Supervisors. Auxiliary enforcement is an affirmative obligation to ensure that this policy is followed in all University academic and administrative units. Auxiliary enforcement includes making individuals aware of this University Policy as well as reporting violators to campus police.
Violators will be penalized according to the Student Code of Conduct. Students should take great care in addressing their peers who do not comply with this policy. Violators should be reminded of this policy in a tactful and compassionate manner.
Faculty & Staff
Violators of this policy should be advised in a tactful, non-confrontational and compassionate manner.
Visitors who violate this policy should be advised in a tactful, non-confrontational and compassionate manner.