In case you somehow missed it, smoking is banned within 25 feet of all campus buildings as of last week – a change spearheaded by the Human Resources department. This expands on the already existing policy banning smoking inside all buildings and within 25 feet of all student housing.
The Argus clarified what this actually means:
It appears, however, that the policy will not be strictly enforced by Campus Public Safety (PSafe). Dave Meyer, Director of Public Safety, stated that he did not see the enforcement of the new anti-smoking policy as a priority for Psafe.
“It’s a regulation that PSafe won’t really enforce,” Meyer said. “I don’t see PSafe as the main enforcer. That will be peers, supervisors, Res Life, and RAs.”
So not too much is different. If you want a quick smoke outside Olin, you probably won’t be bothered by much more than the looks you’re already used to. Maybe be prepared for scolding by vigilant members of the community if you’re a repeat offender.
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