• KSU joins other University System of Georgia (USG) universities and colleges in creating a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free university. The University System of Georgia (USG) Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy, is effective on October 1, 2014.

    The proposed KSU Smoke-free and Tobacco-free Policy is currently under review with the University’s shared governance bodies and proposed effective date is October 1, 2014.

  • October 1, 2014

  • In March 2014, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia adopted a tobacco and smoke-free campus policy to make USG 100 percent tobacco-free, effective October 1, 2014.

    The purpose of the policy is to create a health-supporting community for everyone, tobacco users and nonusers alike. The new policy also supports the right of all people on University System campuses to breathe smoke-free air. The simple reason for our policy is respect for each other and the environment. We hope that smokers who choose to continue smoking will respect our smoke-free environment out of concern for their fellow campus community members.

  • Please visit this link for more information on the KSU policy:


  • Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes.
  • Implementation, including enforcement, of a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free campus at KSU is phased as follows:

    Phase I: Implement Communications and Kick-off Activities: 08/14/2014 – 09/30/2014

    • Enforcement with a SMILE and no violation letters or tracking

    Phase II: Implement Communications and Cessation Activities: 10/01/2014 – 01/05/2015

    • Enforcement with a SMILE and no violation letters or tracking

    Phase III: Implement Full Enforcement of Violation and Enforcement Procedures: Effective 01/06/2015

    • 01/06/2015: Enforcement with a SMILE for visitors, employees, and students continues.
    • 01/06/2015: Online tool for public and internal (employee/student) reporting.
    • 03/01/2015: Enforcement ticketing begins. ($25.00 ticket per violation from a KSU Police Officer). Fee assessments and collections will be processed similarly to parking tickets, with an equivalent appeal process.

    For additional information on enforcement procedures, please select "Procedures" on the menu bar of this page.

  • For additional information on resources to quit smoking, select "How to Quit" on the menu bar of this page.
  • The appeal process for tickets will be equivalent to the process for parking tickets and each appeal will go through a due-process by the respective student and/or faculty, staff, or visitors parking (and other citations) appeal panel(s). The following web pages provide more information on the appeals processes:

    Student Citation (Parking and Tobacco/Smoke) Appeals

    Faculty, Staff and Visitors Citations & Appeals