Smoke-Free Campus Policy
Skidmore College is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. All areas of campus are designated smoke-free and tobacco-free.
Smoking of any substance is prohibited on College property including campus grounds, North Woods, enclosed bridges and walkways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Smoking of any substance is also prohibited in all structures and buildings owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled by the College, including near exits, windows, or ventilation intakes. Smoke-free and tobacco-free areas include indoor/outdoor classrooms, studios, balconies, rooftops, hallways, public and private offices, College vehicles and private vehicles parked on campus property, residential facilities, break rooms, restrooms, administrative buildings, dining facilities, and athletic venues.
The purpose of the Skidmore College Smoking Policy is to promote a culture of wellness and provide the community with a healthy, respectful working and learning environment by limiting the potential exposure of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the effects of secondhand smoke and by reducing the risk of fires.
All Skidmore community members, including guests and visitors, are expected to exercise cooperation and compliance with this policy.
Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are strictly prohibited in all College buildings, on the grounds of the campus including North Woods, as well as off-campus properties, including Castle Diamond, Van Lennep Riding Center, Skidmore Boathouse, and White Hollow Farm.
Tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes (commercial, handmade or “e”/electronic), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, oral tobacco (spit/spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) or any other smoking materials or device.
Effective implementation of the policy requires the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of all Skidmore College community members and guests.