Part 8 Subpart 8-3 Smoking Policy

Sec. 8-301. Compliance with Act 198.

It is the policy of Ferris State University to, at a minimum, abide by Public Act 198 of 1986, as amended by Public Act 188 of 2009, otherwise known as The Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act, MCL 333.12601 et seq. (hereinafter "Act"), and any amendments that may be adopted under the Act, which generally prohibits smoking in public places as defined in the Act.

Sec. 8-302. Areas where Smoking is Prohibited.

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed indoor areas at Ferris State University which are used by the general public, or serves as a meeting place for a public body, or serves as a place of work for University employees.

Sec. 8-304. Records to be Maintained.

The University's Office of Human Resources and/or Office of Student Conduct shall maintain records of complaints.

Sec. 8-305. Childcare Facilities Smoke Free.

Any University building housing a child caring institution or childcare center, as defined in the Act, shall be completely smoke free, as shall the surrounding grounds.

Sec. 8-306. Vehicles Smoke Free.

Smoking is prohibited in University and State owned vehicles.

Sec. 8-307. Campus Regulations.

Authority is delegated to the President or his/her designee(s) to designate any and/or all University outside areas as completely smoke-free, or to limit smoking to designated outside smoking areas. Further, the President or his/her designee(s) shall issue campus regulations to implement this policy.

Sec. 8-308. Violators Subject to Discipline.

Violators of this policy are subject to discipline up to and including termination from employment or discharge from the University. Student violators should be reported to the Office of Student Conduct, and employee violators should be reported to their direct supervisor or other supervisor, as appropriate.


Business Policy Letter, BPL 04:11, Smoking Policy Statutory Reference:

Public Act 198 of 1986, and Public Act 188 of 2009 being MCL 333.12601 et seq.

Prior Board Action:

July 14, 2010.

May 4, 2001.

Entire Subpart 8-3 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.

Entire Subpart 8-3 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.