Albright College discourages
smoking on campus grounds as a matter of good health practices, safety and
professional decorum. The College’s
policy on smoking is to define restrictions on smoking in the workplace in
order to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
Practices and Procedures
the interest of promoting community-wide health and safety, use of smoking
materials is prohibited inside campus buildings and on campus grounds, except
in designated smoking areas (25 feet from entrance to campus buildings). Use of smoking materials refers to the
lighting and smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other similar items. The
College requires that those who smoke on campus grounds deposit their cigarette
butts in the designated vessels that are situated on campus. Employees should not discard cigarette butts
on the ground, as it serves as litter and detracts from the beauty of the campus. Failure to discard cigarettes properly will
be viewed as a performance issue that will result in appropriate disciplinary
is permitted during nonworking time periods in designated smoking areas. Designated smoking areas include specific
areas outside the buildings. Smoking
materials must be properly disposed of in ash cans provided. Nonworking time periods include lunch,
breaks, or before or after work. Special
“smoke breaks” are not permitted.
Albright College Smoking Policy also applies to vendors, guests and visitors to
our campus. The individual hosting the
visitor is responsible for advising the visitor of the Smoking Policy.
supervisor is responsible for enforcing the Smoking Policy in his or her
respective area. Disregard for smoking
guidelines should be handled by discussions or warnings as defined in our
questions or disputes arising under this policy shall be referred to the
appropriate Vice President and to the Director of Human Resources.