Tobacco Use Regulation

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Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other smoking devices are not permitted inside any building or vehicle owned, leased, and/or operated by the College. Those seeking assistance with smoking cessation should visit Counseling Services.

UPDATED - July 1, 2020

The Tobacco- Free Campus policy shall take effect in full on July 1, 2020. The use of tobacco products and electronic delivery devices is prohibited at all times in or on all property State Technical College of Missouri (State Tech) has the authority to control. This includes the Osage County Community Center (OCCC). The only exception to this policy is the Osage Country Club. The policy applies to all employees, students, and visitors.

Employees, students, and visitors will be informed of this policy through a variety of methods, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • signs posted in and on State Tech property
  • State Tech website
  • e-mails
  • newsletters
  • handbooks and manuals
  • student and employee orientation / training

State Tech will offer cessation resources to employees and students who desire to quit using tobacco products and/or electronic delivery systems. All employees are authorized and encouraged to communicate this policy with civility to colleagues, students and visitors. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the policy is followed. Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the State Tech Chief of Staff.

Linn Campus

Every building on the College’s Linn campus has an exterior designated tobacco use area. College employees and students are expected to use these areas when smoking tobacco products or using smokeless tobacco. Tobacco waste (e.g. cigarette butts and spit cups) shall be disposed of properly within these areas, and not discarded on floors, sidewalks, parking lots, or grassy areas. This requirement is being implemented in lieu of a total tobacco ban on campus.

Listed below are the designated tobacco use areas:

  • Activity Center
  • Engineering Technology Wing
  • Information Technology Center
  • Vehicle and Power Center
  • Commercial Turf & Grounds Building
  • Nilges Technology Center
  • Multi-Purpose Building
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Building
  • Housing - corner of each cottage

See the following map:

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