The campus of the University of Southern Indiana has been a tobacco-free since July 1, 2011. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products are not permitted except in personal vehicles and, for those in student housing, in designated outdoor spaces in the apartment and residence halls areas. The policy applies to all University-owned, -operated, and -leased property and vehicles.
"This policy is a step forward in providing a clean, healthy working and learning environment for everyone in the campus community," President Linda L.M. Bennett said. "It’s also in line with practices of other Indiana public universities and hundreds of campuses nationwide, though I believe first and foremost that this positive step addresses the needs of the University of Southern Indiana. As an institution of higher learning, we have a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in encouraging and modeling wellness."
How do you let those who are using tobacco know that they’re not compliant with the policy? Cards with basic information about Tobacco-Free USI are available for download and sharing, a less confrontational way to inform. Download the card here; the second page is optional for those with printers capable of two-sided printing. Please address questions to the Tobacco-Free USI Committee on the provided form.