Auraria Higher Education Center

Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration

Administrative Policies and Procedures


Policy #26Smoke-Free Environment



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Approved: November 5, 2001




EVPA Signature



Revised:October 14, 2008






In accordance with the Governorís Executive Order D0036-90, C.R.S. 25-14-103 and in compliance with the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements, AHEC has adopted the following smoke-free environmental policy.


This policy requires state buildings and vehicles to provide and maintain a smoke-free environment, including the prohibition of smoking within twenty-five feet away from entries, outdoor air intakes and operable windows to minimize exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.




  1. Smoking is not permitted in the following areas:


                     Campus owned or leased buildings,


                     At least twenty-five feet from entries, outdoor air intakes and operable windows;


                     Campus vehicles, including automobiles, shuttles, trucks, vans and golf carts.


  1. Smoking is permitted in the following areas:


                     Outdoors, except as noted above, or where otherwise prohibited by signage;


                     Outdoor eating areas, unless designated as non-smoking.



The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, good will and cooperation of both smokers as well as non-smokers. All members of the Auraria Campus community, as well as visitors, share in the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing this policy.