Teachers College
Columbia University

Smoke-Free Campus



 1.0   PURPOSE


To establish Teachers College policy and procedure conforming with State regulations pertaining to smoking on College property.  

 2.0   SCOPE


         This policy applies to all employees. 


The interpretation and administration of this policy shall be the responsibility of the Director of Public Safety.


4.0   POLICY


In accordance with the Smoke-Free Air Act and the Clean Indoor Air Acts smoking is prohibited in all College buildings and common areas including private offices, lounges, roof tops, residence hall rooms/apartments and the Russell Courtyard. Smoking is also prohibited within fifty (50) feet of building entrances. 

Smoking where prohibited is a violation of both Teachers College policy and, in most cases, New York City and State law.  Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action within TC as well as legal penalties.