Faculty, staff and students of Columbus State University are expected to be positive role models and good ambassadors of the smoke-free initiative to campus visitors.
All CSU supervisors must inform subordinate staff members of this policy and inform them that failure to comply can be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Employee infractions should be reported to the employee’s supervisor or department head, or Human Resources if unknown. Supervisors will utilize progressive discipline, beginning with a reminder of the policy and an offer of assistance with smoking cessation. Supervisors will also tailor reaction to reports of employee violations to the credibility of the report.
All CSU students who fail to comply with the policy will be reported to the Dean of Students Office. Students who violate the policy in student housing areas will be reported to the Office of Residence Life. Any student who violates the policy will be subject to corrective action according to procedures as stated in the Student Handbook.
The monitoring and enforcement of the smoke free policy is the responsibility of all CSU faculty, staff and students. Each member should consistently and politely bring any infraction of this policy to the attention of the person or persons observed violating the policy.
Visitors, vendors, or contractors, and others not specifically employed by CSU will be reported to the department responsible for their presence on campus. Attempts should be made to remedy violations prior to contacting CSU police. In circumstances where departmental leadership is unable to remedy the situation, then CSU police will be contacted for assistance.
CSU will inform and remind faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors and contractors of this policy by posting signage in strategically located areas. Faculty and staff will also be informed and reminded of this policy as part of pre-employment processes, new employee orientation and other general employee communications.
Visitors who violate this policy will be informed that they may be asked to leave the premises. Vendors and contractors may be subject to action, up to and including, the legal termination of a contract.
CSU will make every effort to make available referral options and support to faculty, staff, students, and others who choose to pursue cessation programs.