Harper College is a smoke-free campus.
Harper's smoke-free campus policy and Illinois state law requires everyone to refrain
from smoking while on campus. The policy covers all College indoor and outdoor property
including college-owned vehicles, green spaces and parking lots. It does not apply
to personal vehicles.
Smoking (burning, inhaling or exhaling) includes:
Any other lighted smoking equipment
09.09.00 POLICY ON SMOKING AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
The College strives to maintain a smoke/tobacco free environment consistent with its
efforts to promote wellness and a campus environment conducive to work, study and
other educational activities for students, employees and the public.
To this end, smoking (burning, inhaling, or exhaling) of any kind from a lighted pipe,
cigar, cigarette, hookah, weed, herbs, or any other lighted smoking equipment or electronic
cigarette is prohibited in or on College premises, facilities or vehicles. Use of
illegal tobacco products is prohibited. Use of any tobacco products is prohibited
inside College owned, leased or rented facilities or vehicles. Improper disposal of
tobacco-related products on College premises is also prohibited. College premises
include all land, buildings, facilities and other property owned, leased or rented
by the College, whether on a short- or longterm basis. This includes parking lots,
and outdoor athletic facilities and seating areas.
It is the policy of the College to comply with requirements of the Smoke Free Illinois
Act (410 ILCS 82/1 et seq.), the Smoke-Free Campus Act (Public Act 98-985), as well
as with Section 5 of the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (820 ILCS 55/5) prohibiting
employment discrimination against an individual because that individual uses lawful
products off the premises of the employer during nonworking hours. This policy will
be effective January 1, 2015
Smoke-Free Campus FAQs
Conversation Tool Kit
Resources to help you talk about the Smoke-Free Campus policy with students, staff,
colleagues and the community.
Harper College policy complies with the
Smoke-Free Campus Act (098-0985).