The Nova Southeastern University tobacco-free campus policy is effective July 1, 2012. As a member of the NSU community, you may encounter someone smoking or using tobacco on NSU property. We strongly encourage all campus community members to view this as an opportunity to inform and educate the importance of respecting the campus environment as well as other faculty, staff and students.
In the event you encounter an employee, student, visitor, volunteer, contractor, or vendor using tobacco anywhere on NSU University property, following are the attitudes we desire to convey and the suggested language you might use if you decide to approach the person:
Our goal is to respect the environment and our campus community members. We also want to protect the health of everyone while they are at Nova Southeastern University. It is important that individuals respect these goals and NSU policy. These communication guidelines provide language to inform and educate violators to stop using tobacco products on university property without provoking a confrontation or creating bad feelings. In every case, exhibit a caring, positive attitude.
Staff should feel free to use their own words to express the suggested language. These notes are provided simply as a guideline.