The University project team will make recommendation on the creation and effective implementation of the policy. The team’s role is advisory to the university administration and will focus on policy and operational guidance. It is composed of the chairs of four subcommittees, as well as at-large representatives. Membership on the subcommittees includes representation from students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. The project team will access resource persons with responsibility for various aspects of the implementation.
Facilities & Grounds
Health & Wellness
Communications – Responsible for communicating the case for a tobacco & smoke- free campus and raising awareness of health risks associated with tobacco use; designing Open Forums and other vehicles for community input into policy implementation; creating an implementation Web page and managing social media to support the implementation effort; and designing a communications strategy to sustain the commitment to a tobacco & smoke-free campus environment and policy awareness.
Enforcement – Responsible for designing an enforcement program for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors with a transition period and penalties that are sufficient to deter policy violations. Recommend resources necessary to implement the enforcement plan.
Facilities & Grounds – Responsible for designing perimeter smoking receptacles and AU property signage that supports and reinforces the attributes of a tobacco & smoke-free environment, with attention to management of parking areas and garages and operating and use of university-owned vehicles.
Health & Wellness – Responsible for assembling the substantive information that supports the tobacco & smoke-free campus policy and collaborating with the Communications Sub-Committee to present it to the campus community through a variety of vehicles that include workshops, media articles, Web postings, social media, etc. Also responsible for identifying and promoting resources for smoking/tobacco use cessation, designing incentive for not using tobacco products and advocating for changes in insurance coverage that will support smoking/tobacco use cessation treatments.