Tobacco Use Policy
USC Upstate is a tobacco-free campus. This includes all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not
limited to cigarettes (i.e. clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes,
cigars and cigarillos, pipes, water pipes, smokeless tobacco products or substitutions
(spit and spitless, chew, pouches, snuff) or any other device intended to
simulate smoked tobacco. This does not
apply to nicotine replacement therapy, which is designed to assist tobacco
users to quite tobacco. Acceptable forms of nicotine replacement therapy
include prescription nasal spray and/or oral inhaler medications, nicotine gum,
transdermal nicotine skin patches and nicotine lozenges.
Tobacco is prohibited in all USC Upstate owned or leased buildings (including all offices, classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, residence halls, restrooms, lobbies, lounges, cafeterias, hallways, stairwells, elevators, etc.), building entrances, balconies, decks, patios, outside stairways to buildings and outdoor passageways to entrances; buildings on land for use by the University; in all University vehicles; sidewalks; parking lots; athletic venues; common areas; and any and all land for use by the University, including campus "green spaces."
This also includes the areas of USC Upstate in Greenville, the George
Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown
Spartanburg, and any other current or future USC Upstate owned or leased
Smoke Free Policy Enforcement:
Please remember we are a smoke-free campus. Enforcement of the University’s Smoke-Free Policy began August 1, 2011.
Fines for violation of the Smoke-Free Policy are as follows:
•1st Offense: $25.00
•2nd Offense: $50.00
•3rd Offense: $75.00
For general questions, please call 864-503-5269.