Smoking and Tobacco Use

Onondaga Community College serves to protect the health, safety, and comfort of its students, employees, and visitors and is consistent with the New York State Clean indoor Air Act. This policy serves to respect the rights of smokers and non-smokers; wherever the needs of smokers and non-smokers conflict, smoke-free air shall always have the priority. This policy applies to all College employees, students, visitors, and vendors.

Smoking and tobacco use is restricted on Onondaga Community College property including the Coyne Hall. Smoking and tobacco use is permitted only in parking lot locations that are at least 50 feet away from all campus buildings. Smoking and tobacco use in other areas of the campus, including inside all campus-owned vehicles, is prohibited. Students who violate this policy are subject to sanctions as follows:

  • First Violation – Campus Safety and Security ticket and fine of $28.00 
  • Second and Subsequent Violations – Campus Safety and Security ticket and fine of $53.00 

For more information please review the Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy .