University Policies

Smoke Free Campus

Smoke Free Campus Act

General Statement of Policy

Western Illinois University (University) endeavors to provide a safe and healthy environment to live, learn and work. In accordance with (110 ILCS 64/) the Smoke-Free Campus Act, as of July 1, 2015 smoking is prohibited on all Campus Property at the University, both indoors and outdoors, in university-owned vehicles and in privately-owned vehicles parked on Campus Property. Littering the remains of tobacco and smokeless tobacco products or any other related waste product on campus property is also prohibited.

The use of smokeless tobacco is also prohibited where student activities and/or learning takes place. This includes: classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and facilities where student conferences and meetings occur. Included are University vehicles when students are present. Smokeless tobacco is further prohibited inside all buildings/facilities, to include stadiums, gymnasiums, or other similar places where the general public may assemble.


This policy applies to any individual on campus property, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, other employees such as temporary, lump sum, or seasonal employees, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, guests and members of the public, and it is applicable twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

smoke-free campus sign w/ thompson hall


We Are a Smoke Free Campus sign