Davidson College's facilities are smoke free environments. To minimize the exposure to second-hand smoke, the college has identified areas where smoking is prohibited. For the purposes of this policy, "smoking" includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. To accommodate members of the campus community choosing to smoke tobacco products, the college has and will continue to make available smoking areas equipped with cigarette butt receptacles. These areas shall be a prescribed distance from building entrances as dictated by LEED certification standards.


This policy seeks to inform the campus community of the areas where smoking is prohibited.


Smoking is prohibited in all Davidson College vehicles and facilities, including, but not limited to, hallways, classrooms, residence halls, residence hall balconies and stairwells, laboratories, offices, restrooms, seminar/meeting rooms, enclosed athletic facilities, performance halls and all other spaces inside college-owned or leased buildings. Additionally, smoking is prohibited in all outdoor athletic facilities, terraces, amphitheaters, patios, and balconies.

Smoking is also prohibited in any outdoor areas within twenty feet of a building's door or window where smoke may enter and affect the internal environment or adversely affect the environment of those entering or exiting the facility.

All smokers shall dispose of used cigarette butts in appropriate trash receptacles.


Faculty and staff are subject to progressive disciplinary action for failure to follow the policy.

Administration of Policy

HR oversees this policy and will review it regularly. Changes to this policy shall be made in accordance with the college's Policy on Policies.

The college provides tobacco treatment programs for employees.

Date of Adoption: Summer 2010

Last Revised: February 2023