Western Technical College Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative
Tobacco-Free Policy - As of January 1, 2007
Since January 1, 2007, all Western Technical College campuses have been tobacco-free. This initiative was brought forth by Student Government in response to requests by the student body. This change is designed to create a healthier environment for everyone who comes to Western Technical College to study, work, or visit.
- The Tobacco-Free Policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on College premises or in College vehicles. Only exclusion is private vehicles.
- The sidewalks on 7th Street between Badger Street and Vine Street have been designated as a Courtesy Zone. A Courtesy Zone is a section of city property where individuals are asked to refrain from using tobacco out of respect and courtesy for the high volume of Western students, staff, and visitors who use the walkways. See Map of Courtesy Zone.
- Ash receptacles are located throughout the perimeter of campus. It is expected of all individuals to be respectful when using tobacco off of Western property and ensure waste gets in the proper containers. See Locations of Ash Receptacles.
- Policy Enforcement focuses on positive reinforcement and is the responsibility of all staff and students. The goal is self enforcement. Repeat violations of the policy will be handled through already-established judicial/discipline procedures for both students and staff.