We collectively share the responsibility of enforcing the policy by respectfully letting other know about our Smoke-Free Campus (as of January 1, 2015). If you see someone smoking, please politely and respectfully let him/her know Harper is smoke-free. The resources below are intended to help you have a positive, productive conversation with a friend, student, colleague or visitor.
“Hi. I’m Joe, and I am a student/work here at Harper. I noticed you are smoking. Did you know we are a smoke-free campus? We offer resources to make a smoke-free work or school day easier. You can find those on our website.”
If you tried having a positive conversation and someone does not comply, you have a few options:
These cards can help you have a conversation with a smoker on campus. They help educate our community about the policy and provide individuals with information on craving management and cessation. The cards are available in division offices, Health Services and by request through the Student Conduct Officer.
For resources to guide conversations with your employees, please email Human Resources.
You can find more tips on having difficult conversations on our website.
Remember, the more we can educate our campus community about the policy, the fewer confrontations will occur. While there is a team committed to managing the transition, everyone can contribute to the educational efforts.