Purpose and Scope

KGI is committed to protecting the health of the campus community from negative impacts related to other persons’ use of smoked and vaporized products. Therefore, KGI has adopted a smoke and vape-free policy that includes all workplaces, including open and closed offices, classrooms, and outside areas. This policy applies to students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors.


Smoking: The term “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette or pipe, including a hookah pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco, plant or other product, intended for inhalation, in any manner or in any form.

Vaping: The term “Smoking” also includes the use of an e-cigarette that creates a 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 in this policy.


  • Smoking is prohibited in any facility owned or leased for KGI use, regardless of location. This includes open and closed offices and classrooms.
  • Smoking is prohibited within the perimeter of the KGI property, including, but not limited to, parking lots, KGI-maintained streets, drives and sidewalks, recreational fields, patios and all open common areas, except in an officially designated smoking area. Smoking materials must be extinguished and disposed of prior to entering KGI property or exiting a vehicle. Improper disposal, including spitting smokeless tobacco or discarding cigarette butts on the ground is not permitted.
  • Smoking is prohibited in any vehicle owned or leased by KGI.

    Violations: Any person who repeatedly violates this policy be asked to leave the premises and/or may be removed from campus. Employees may be subject to corrective or disciplinary action and students may be subject to student conduct charges. Students who violate the policy more than once may be required to appear before the Student Conduct Committee.

    The following persons and departments are responsible for ensuring that the KGI policy is communicated to employees, students, visitors and others in the KGI community: • Student Affairs staff regarding students

  • Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Engagement regarding employees • Assistant Vice President, Campus Operations, who is authorized to control and regulate facilities and grounds use as prescribed by this policy.
  • Members of the KGI community may notify the appropriate office of repeat offenders. Related IRB-approved research projects are exempt from this policy.

Approved by the President’s Cabinet August 10, 2016.