Duquesne University has a vital interest in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It is for this reason that Duquesne University prohibits smoking in University buildings. This policy also ensures compliance with Title Six of Chapter 617 of the City of Pittsburgh Code.
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings, including but not limited to classrooms, administrative offices, private offices and other workplaces, eating facilities, lobbies, restrooms, libraries, auditoriums, and recreational facilities. Smoking is prohibited in Living Learning Centers. Smoking is also prohibited in departmental motor vehicles.
The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration of smokers and non-smokers. All employees and students share in the responsibility for adhering to this policy. However, any disputes or complaints regarding the implementation of this policy should be referred to the immediate supervisor for resolution. The Office of Human Resource Management is available to provide guidance and clarification of this policy and assist in the resolution of disputes.