Last Updated 03/14
Applies to Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students


University Smoking Policy

In accordance with Indiana state law (Ind. Code 7.1-5-12), Chapter 96 of the St. Joseph County Code of Ordinances and LEED certification requirements, and based on FDA testing, the University of Notre Dame (“University”) prohibits all smoking in or within 25 feet of all buildings and stadiums, as well as in all vehicles owned, leased or operated by the University. This includes the smoking of tobacco in any form (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, cigarillos, etc.), and the use of electronic devices that emit smoke, such as e-cigarettes or any other product intended to mimic smoking of any product such as hookahs or similar devices.
In addition to the smoking products described above, the use of oral tobacco (including spit and spitless, smokeless, chew and snuff) and nasal tobacco (such as snuss) is prohibited in all University buildings.

The University, through the Office of Human Resources, will provide access to smoking cessation programs for faculty and staff upon request. The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being will provide access to smoking cessation programs for students upon request.

The sale, distribution and advertisement of all products described in this policy are prohibited on campus.

This policy will be posted online and available to all students, faculty, employees and prospective employees.

The success of this policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration, good will and cooperation of both smokers and non-smokers. All members of the Notre Dame Community, as well as visitors, share in the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing this policy. Violators who refuse to conform to this policy at University events (i.e., athletic events, concerts, etc.) will be escorted out of the event.

Complaints about violators of this policy or air quality resulting from the above should be brought to the attention of the building representative or person responsible for the area in which the violation occurred. The responsible person, if unable to remedy the situation, will contact Risk Management and Safety for assistance. (Note: If the complaining party cannot identify the appropriate building representative, he/she should contact Risk management and Safety directly.) Risk Management and Safety will review the infraction and refer to the appropriate authority for corrective action or further restriction to the smoking policy.

Questions regarding this policy can be directed to the Office of Human Resources (631-5900) or Risk Management and Safety (631-5037).

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