Tobacco Free UND
UND is a tobacco free campus; however tobacco use is allowed on city sidewalks and streets. Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility and the right of all UND staff, students, and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products. Look at the Tobacco Free UND map to help you navigate where tobacco use is prohibited and allowed.
Purpose of the Policy
The University of North Dakota tobacco-free campus policy provides a healthy working and learning environment. The purpose of this policy is to reduce harm from secondhand smoke, provide an environment that encourages persons to be tobacco-free, establish a campus culture of wellness, reduce health insurance and health-care costs, and promote a tobacco-free future.
The 2006 US Surgeon General's Report states that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can be harmful and set processes in motion such as cancer, heart disease, or respiratory conditions.
UND is concerned with the health and well-being of all individuals, including students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Moreover, UND is required to comply with North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) sections 23-12-09 through 23-12-11, State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) policy 917, and Grand Forks Municipal Code of Ordinances Article 11, 13-1101 through 13-1106.
OVERVIEW – UND is a tobacco-free campus. The use of tobacco is prohibited within university buildings, parking structures, walkways, arenas, in university or state fleet vehicles, and on all university-owned and controlled property. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and visitors.
It is the responsibility of all members of the campus community, including visitors, to observe this policy.
All administrators, deans, directors, department chairs, and supervisors will communicate the policy to everyone within their areas of responsibility.
The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for determining policy applicability and will answer policy related questions.
It is the responsibility of the University of North Dakota Health & Wellness Hub, Student Health Services, and Work Well (employee wellness program) to provide information regarding tobacco prevention and cessation.
The policy will be communicated to all members of the campus community. Education regarding the University's tobacco-free policy will be included in formal orientation for all incoming students and employees.
Sufficient signage will be posted to inform members of the campus community and its visitors, including contractors and vendors, of the policy.
Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility and the right of all UND staff, students, and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products.
- Policy on the spiritual use of sage, sweet grass, and cedar http://und.edu/student-life/american-indian-student-services/sage-and-sweetgrass.cfm
- Safety and Loss Control Manual - Indoor Air Quality http://und.edu/finance-operations/office-of-safety/policies-and-procedures/index.cfm
- North Dakota State Fleet Services Policy Manual http://und.edu/finance-operations/transportation/state-fleet-policy.cfm
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UND Department of Public Safety
UND Health & Wellness
UND Student Health Services
UND Work Well
Student Wellness Center
801 Princeton Street Stop 8365
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Fax: (701)-777-6030 http://und.edu/health-wellness/workwell
NDPERS Sanford Health Tobacco Cessation Services
Reporting a Violation
To report a policy violation, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 701.777.3341 or make an anonymous report to University Police
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