9.09 Smoking on Campus

Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (revised)


Trinity College has a vital interest in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all members of the community. The College expects all employees to respect the rights and health concerns of others, by complying with the policy outlined below.


Employees may not smoke in any College facility in accordance with Connecticut State law and Trinity College policy. Those who fail to abide by the no smoking regulation will be subject to disciplinary action. Employees who smoke outdoors should do so in an area where the second hand smoke will not affect others, and should maintain a significant distance (at least 20 feet) from doors, windows and vents. Smokers are required to properly dispose of smoking materials.

If employees have questions or concerns about smoking, they should be brought to the attention of the employee’s department head or a member of the Human Resources Department. If problems persist, they should be brought to the attention of the Director of Human Resources who will work in conjunction with the appropriate College departments to take action when second hand smoke poses a detriment to the health of another member of the community.