University Senate Executive Committee resolution: "SenEx encourages Student Senate in its initiative to develop a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas."
March 29, 2013
University Senate resolution: "University Senate encourages Student Senate in its initiative to develop a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas."
April 17, 2013
Human Resources surveys faculty/staff regarding more restrictive smoking policy; results supported change.
Tobacco-Free Steering Committee established with support of the Office of the Provost to further explore alternatives. Steering Committee met monthly to develop initiative.
Campus organization Breathe Easy at KU (B.E.A.K.) established to assist with initiative through student support.
Grant secured from the Kansas Health Foundation to obtain consulting help for initiative and to fund campus activities. Secured consulting assistance of Ty Patterson, Executive Director of the National Center for Tobacco Policy.
Smoking policy revised by University administration to prohibit use of electronic cigarettes.
April 2, 2014
Tobacco-free KU website goes live.
April 8-9, 2014
Began campus meetings to discuss changes.
B.E.A.K. members seeking student support.
Tobacco free policy will be implemented Fall 2018.
The University of Kansas commits to be tobacco free effective July 1, 2018 and the tobacco policy is revised.