Compliance and Reporting
Compliance with the SXU Tobacco-Free Campus Policy is the shared responsibility of all SXU staff, students and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products. The only way to ensure a tobacco-free environment is for everyone to be actively involved with enforcement. Faculty, staff and students who see individuals smoking on University grounds may respectfully inform these individuals of the University policy prohibiting tobacco use anywhere on University grounds.
"Excuse me, I want to let you know that SXU is a tobacco-free campus and that _______ is not permitted on campus grounds."
Be sure to use the SMOKE approach:
- MAKE THE ASSUMPTION that they do not know about the policy.
- OFFER the person information about our policy.
- KINDLY ask them to dispose of their tobacco.
- EXIT if the situation is uncomfortable, or if the person continues to smoke, report the violation.
People can also report noncompliance using our online reporting form below. Noncompliance can be reported in two ways:
- By location. You can report that smoking is occurring at a specific location anonymously.
- By individual. You may report a specific individual who is smoking. To do so, you must identify yourself.
All administrators, deans, directors, department chairs and supervisors will communicate the policy to everyone within their areas of responsibility.
If you notice a regular pattern of smoking, vaping or tobacco use from an individual or area (hot spot) on campus, please use our Tobacco-Free Noncompliance Reporting Form.
Join the Fresh Air Crew!
Want to help create a tobacco-free environment at SXU? You can become an active member of the Fresh Air Crew! The Fresh Air Crew is a group of campus community members who volunteer to take one day (or more) of the year to help increase compliance with the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.
Please contact the SXU Tobacco-Free Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for a day to be part of the Fresh Air Crew. You don’t have to be part of the Fresh Air Crew to help create a tobacco-free SXU; just use the SMOKE approach when you see noncompliance.
Please use our form to report a hot spot of tobacco use on campus anonymously; or you may report a specific individual who is using tobacco, but to do so, you must identify yourself.