Compliance with this policy is grounded in informing and educating members of the university community and visitors about the policy and encouraging those who use tobacco products to seek treatment for tobacco dependence.

Violations of this policy may be subject to corrective action under the Student Code of Conduct, Human Resources and Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures and other applicable university regulations or policies.

“Excuse me, I want to let you know that UT is a Tobacco Free Campus and that _______ is not permitted on campus grounds.”


If you notice a regular pattern of smoking or vaping (someone continuing to smoke in a tobacco-free area), please use the anonymous reporting tool.

Communication Toolkits

It is up to everyone to help spread awareness and make this policy successful. If you encounter someone using tobacco on campus you might find one of the following toolkits helpful in approaching the non-compliant individual.

Each toolkit is designed to assist students, employees and managers with policy communication:

In the event the community member becomes hostile, walk away and contact the Tobacco Free Campus Program Coordinator

UTA's Tobacco Free Campus Policy

UTA TFC Policy

If you see someone using a tobacco product on campus, politely let them know about our tobacco-free campus policy.