Tobacco-Free Policy

For Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors, Contractors, and Guests

Widener University is dedicated to providing and promoting a healthy and productive environment for its faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests. The Tobacco-Free Policy adopted by the university in May of 2009 is consistent with that goal. By endorsing this policy, Widener University demonstrates its commitment to eliminating environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure, promoting best healthcare practices and choices for individuals, and establishing a university culture of wellness.

This policy applies to all university faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests at all times. Tobacco use includes any lighted tobacco product and/or any oral tobacco product. The use of tobacco products is prohibited within the boundaries of the university’s four campuses. The prohibited areas within each of the campuses boundaries include all buildings, facilities, indoor and outdoor spaces and grounds owned, rented and licensed by the university. This policy also applies to parking lots, walkways, sidewalks, sports venues, university vehicles and private vehicles parked or operated on university property.

The boundaries of the Wilmington campus are generally described as Concord Pike to the west, the moat between the shopping center and the campus to the south, the country club to the east and the maintenance complex, rugby field, the townhouses and adjacent parking lots to the north. We ask that you be respectful of the private property owners that are adjacent to the general campus boundaries.