Vassar College is a smoke-free campus, effective July 2015. By implementing this policy, Vassar has joined more than 1,500 other colleges and universities nationwide with similar policies. 

Vassar’s Policy 

As of July 2015 Vassar College is a Smoke Free / Tobacco Free campus. Smoking is prohibited in the buildings and exterior grounds of the college. A map is posted here.

"Smoking", means consumption, inhaling, exhaling, or burning any type of matter or substance that contains tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation including but not limited to cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, hookahs and marijuana whether natural or synthetic, in any manner or any form.  Smoking will also be prohibited in college and personal vehicles on campus. 

Any individuals smoking on college grounds will be informed politely by Safety and Security or Campus Patrol that this is contrary to college policy.  

The college reserves the right to initiate the following disciplinary procedures for repeated violations of the SmokeFree/Tobacco Free policy:

  • Students will be referred to the Student Conduct / College Regulations panel.  
  • Staff members and employees to their Unit Supervisors / Human Resources. 
  • Faculty members to their Department Chairs / Dean of the Faculty. 

This policy applies equally to all employees, students, and visitors.