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.


All students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to this policy. Students violating this policy will incur a $25.00 fine for the first offense and possible Code of Responsibility charges and/or eviction from the residence halls for repeated offenses. Faculty and staff are subject to progressive disciplinary action for failure to follow the policy.

Administration of Policy

The Vice President for Finance and Administration shall oversee this policy and review it at least once every two years. Changes to this policy shall be made in accordance with the college's Policy on Policies.

The college shall provide tobacco treatment programs on campus for students and employees.

Date of Adoption: Summer 2010
Last Revised: January 2023