At WVU, we are committed to the overall health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. That's why all campuses across the WVU System are tobacco- and smoke-free.
BOG Finance and Administration Rule 5.6 – Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus prohibits using tobacco products and smoking in any form (including e-cigarettes and vapor products) on WVU property.
WVU is seeking voluntary compliance for the tobacco- and smoke-free campus rule. However, the University also has established several methods of enforcement as permitted by law and in accordance with University policy for students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors who violate the rule.
Enforcement will be fair and consistent, and non-compliance will be addressed in accordance with existing or forthcoming rules, policies and procedures. For example:
- Students will be subject to Student Conduct proceedings and sanctions as outlined in the Student Conduct Code for each campus.
- Faculty and staff will be subject to appropriate disciplinary proceedings, which may have a negative impact on performance evaluations in accordance with WVU BOG Talent and Culture Rule 3.8 and BOG Faculty Rule 4.2.
- Visitors who do not comply with the rule will be asked to leave campus, which if ignored, may result in additional sanctions.
- Employees of vendors or contractors will be reported to their employer for appropriate remedial action.
A compliance officer has been hired to monitor WVU's Morgantown campus. Further, students, faculty and staff can report violations when they see them. Submissions will be handled with anonymity and help identify additional locations where the rule frequently is violated.