How will the policy be enforced?

A:  Our goal is to achieve maximum voluntary compliance through communication about the smoke-free, tobacco-free policy to our students, employees and visitors. Compliance will likely happen with a cultural shift over time. The success of this new policy will rely on the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers alike. Visitors and others who are on campus and in violation of the policy should be reminded of the rule and politely asked to comply with it. 

While the policy is not meant to be enforced punitively, repeated violation of the policy by Kent State students or employees could result in disciplinary action. Any student who repeatedly refuses to adhere to the policy may be referred to student conduct. Repeated violations by any Kent State employee will be handled through the normal employment procedures for violation of university policies.