UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 04-05-03
SECTION: Food, Alcohol, Tobacco
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 25, 2007 Revised
This policy establishes restrictions on smoking in and around all owned and leased
University of Pittsburgh facilities, and assigns responsibility for implementation and
Smoking is prohibited inside all University owned and leased facilities, including but not
limited to: residence halls, off-campus housing, academic halls, health science facilities,
athletic facilities, and food service operations; and in all University vehicles, campus
busses, and vans; with explicit limited exceptions described below.
Smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of the building primary entrances and HVAC intake
vents of all University owned and leased property. Primary entrances shall be defined
as the common public access points to each building, and is not intended for doors
designated as emergency exit only or as service entrances. However, portions of loading
docks that are under building cover shall be considered as inside the building, and
smoking shall be prohibited.
Requests for the establishment of "Designated Smoking Areas" must be submitted in
writing to the Director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, in
accordance with Procedure 04-05-03, Smoking. If approved, any expenses associated
with creating a "Designated Smoking Area," including posting of signs indicating where
smoking exceptions are allowed, will be charged to the departmental budget of the
All "Designated Smoking Area" and "No Smoking" signs must be obtained from the Office
of Facilities Management to ensure compliance with the specifications required by the
University and applicable City and County ordinances.
University faculty, staff, and students are responsible for:
- Making a good faith effort to see that all faculty, staff, students, and their University
guests do not smoke in areas where smoking is prohibited per this Policy, and taking
appropriate personnel action, as necessary, to enforce this policy.
- Encouraging the attendance of smokers at University sponsored Smoking Cessation
seminars and clinics.
Procedure 04-05-03, Smoking