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1. Policy Statement
1.1. Oregon State University (“university”) generally prohibits smoking on the Corvallis campus, the Bend campus, and certain areas on all university property.
2. Reason for Policy
2.2. It is the policy of the university that students, faculty, staff, consultants, contractors and visitors are entitled to and will be provided smoke-free areas in which to study, work, teach, conduct research, transact business, and otherwise participate in university activities.
3. Scope & Audience
3.1. This university standard applies to all university employees, students, contractors, volunteers and anyone on university property.
4.1. Smoking: Inhaling or exhaling smoke from, or burning or carrying, any lighted smoking instrument, or using an electronic cigarette or device intended to simulate smoking.
4.2. Smoking Instrument: Cigar, cigarette, pipe, electronic cigarette, or other device intended to simulate smoking.
4.3. Corvallis campus: The entire area within the boundary of the university’s Corvallis campus, as illustrated at http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/smokefree/campus-boundary-map as well as all other university-owned property within Benton County that is marked with signage indicating a no-smoking environment.
4.4. Bend campus: The entire area leased or owned by Oregon State University - Cascades including the Annex, Graduate Research Center, Off-Site Parking, and main campus property off Chandler Drive within Deschutes County that is marked with signage indicating a no-smoking environment.
4.5. Enclosed university facilities: All university-owned space between a floor and a ceiling that is enclosed on three or more sides by permanent or temporary walls or windows, exclusive of doors or passageways that extend from the floor to the ceiling.
4.6. Service line: Any indoor line, or any portion of an indoor line that extends out of doors, at which one or more persons are waiting for or receiving services of any kind, whether or not such services involves the exchange of money.
5. Responsibilities & Procedures
5.1.1. Smoking or carrying any lighted smoking instrument is prohibited:
a. Within enclosed university facilities, including but not limited to offices, reception areas, laboratories, lavatories, classrooms, stairwells, hallways, lobbies, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, elevators, and storage rooms;
b. In any indoor or outdoor space on the Corvallis campus or Bend campus, including but not limited to parking lots, grounds, rooftops, athletic facilities, entrances and exit ways;
c. Within all vehicles on Corvallis campus or Bend campus;
d. On all university property within ten (10) feet of any entrance, window, or ventilation system of any enclosed university facility where smoking is prohibited or of any service line that extends out of doors; and,
e. Within any university-owned or controlled vehicle.
5.1.2. Persons under 21 years of age are not permitted to possess tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems while present on university-owned or –controlled property, or while attending university-sponsored events.
a. This section does not apply to a person for whom a tobacco or nicotine product or a substance to be used with an inhalant delivery system has been lawfully prescribed.
5.2. Research Exception
5.2.1. An exception to this policy may be granted by the Vice President for Research, or designee, for a research study if the study adheres to any applicable campus health and safety guidelines and is approved by the university Institutional Review Board, Institutional Biosafety Committee, or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as applicable.
5.3.1. Anyone aggrieved by the application of these rules may appeal in writing within 10 days to the Vice President for Finance & Administration or designee. If the Vice President for Finance & Administration or designee does not respond to the appeal in writing within 10 days of receiving the appeal, the appeal is deemed denied.
5.3.2. Anyone aggrieved by the application of these rules on the Bend campus may appeal in writing within 10 days to the Vice President for OSU-Cascades or designee. If the Vice President for OSU-Cascades does not respond to the appeal in writing within 10 day of receiving the appeal, the appeal is deemed denied.
6. Forms & Tools
7. Frequently Asked Questions
8. Related Information
8.1. Smoke-Free OSU http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/smokefree
8.2. ORS 339.883 https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/339.883
9.1. Original issue date: September, 2012.
9.2. Last review date: January, 2018.
9.3. Next scheduled review date: January, 2021.
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