Tobacco Free @ RU

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Inspired by the Jesuit commitment to Cura Personalis, Rockhurst University is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to create a healthier and cleaner campus environment.

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Rockhurst campus will become smoke and tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, will be prohibited on all campus properties, including residence halls, on-campus houses (OCHs), the parking garage, parking lots and university-owned sidewalks.

This policy is intended to reduce the health risks related to smoking, secondhand smoke and tobacco usage for the campus community.

With this, we join the ranks of more than 1,100 other campuses nationwide – including our neighbor UMKC – in instituting smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies.


Students, please contact the Office of Student Development at 816-501-4127. All others, including faculty and staff, contact human resources at 816-501-4583.