California State University, Fullerton is committed to a healthy and productive environment. As such, and in light of well-established health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, California State University, Fullerton prohibits smoking in all interior and exterior campus areas and locations effective August 1, 2013 as specifi ed below:

  • Buildings (including residence halls), structures (including parking structures), and outdoor areas owned, leased or rented by the university or one of its auxiliaries whether located on or off the Fullerton main campus.
  • Vehicles owned, leased or rented by the university or one of the university's auxiliaries.
  • Vehicles on university-owned, leased, or rented land or in university-owned, leased, or rented parking structures.

The sale or distribution of any tobacco product, including smokeless tobacco products, also is prohibited. Additionally, sponsorship of a university activity or event by a tobacco product manufacturer is prohibited unless explicitly authorized in writing by the university president or designee.


The California State University Board of Trustees has issued Executive Order 1108, Policy on System wide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment.

The State of California prohibits smoking in all public buildings and other enclosed areas of employment. Authority to issue this Policy is based on Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 42356; and California Government Code Section 7597.


This policy applies to all university faculty, staff , students and visitors and to all interior and exterior campus areas and locations identified in Section I.

Smoking in university-sponsored theater and dance productions, student-authored or sponsored scenes, showcases or workshops produced as part of the department of theatre and dance season may be authorized by the President or designee only when a required part of a specific performance. Smoking in Associated Students-sponsored performances may be authorized only when listed in a script as a required part of a performance and only when approved by the President or designee.


"Smoke" or "Smoking" means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, cigarillo, pipe, hookah, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation, whether natural or synthetic, in any manner or in any form. "Smoke" or "Smoking" also includes the use of an electronic smoking device that creates an aerosol or vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking.


The Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Inclusion has overall responsibility for implementing this policy. To provide adequate time to create awareness, outreach, and educational programs, including smoking cessation and counseling programs, this policy is effective August 1, 2013 and supersedes all previous university smoking policies. Prior to this effective date, the previous university smoking policy will remain in effect. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will collaborate with the following entities to provide faculty, staff , students and visitors with notice of this policy through signs, presentations, and publications, and to develop tobacco education programs, smoking cessation programs, and other suitable outreach and counseling programs.

  • Student Wellness & Counseling and Psychological Center Services
  • Human Resources, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty Aff airs and Records
  • Strategic Communications
  • Dean of Students
  • International Students and Scholars Office


The success of this policy depends on the thoughtfulness, civility and cooperation of all members of the campus community, including visitors. Compliance is grounded in an informed and educated campus community. Incidents related to this policy will be addressed through applicable administrative processes. Questions may be directed to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety or the Director of University Risk Management.

Reviewed and approved by President Willie J. Hagan on June 6, 2012.

Reviewed and reissued by President Mildred Garcia on July 23, 2013.