Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi maintains a smoke-free environment to protect the health of students, faculty, and staff. An ad hoc committee comprised of faculty, staff and students was formed to review TAMU-CC Rule 34.05.99.C1-Tobacco, Smoke and E Vapor Free Environment, and to make recommendations for revisions as appropriate.
The committee recommended that the use of tobacco products, smoking and/or simulated smoking material (e.g. E Cigarettes) be prohibited in University buildings, within 25 feet of doorways, residence facilities, University vehicles, outdoor venues, outdoor athletic events, semi-enclosed walkways including the campus “spine,” in all gazebos-(palapas), in the area surrounding the Early Childhood Development Center (from the curb to the building, inside the fenced area surrounding the building), and in the Hector P. Garcia memorial plaza.
This change has been approved by the administration and as such you will begin to see additional “No Smoking” signs and changes in the location of smoking urns/receptacles.
In addition, areas at least 25 feet away from doorways and protected by an overhang are being identified and outdoor furniture and smoking urns will be placed in these locations.
Your cooperation in complying with this rule change is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, contact the Environmental Health and Safety office at ext. 5555