Breathe easy logoThe university’s new tobacco free policy, which prohibits the use of all types of tobacco products in buildings and on all university-owned, operated or leased properties, went into effect on Jan. 1. Pitt State was the first four-year, regents institution in Kansas to become tobacco free.
The road to PSU’s status as a tobacco-free campus began in 2012 when students voted to recommend a completely tobacco-free environment. A task force was formed to explore the feasibility
of making the campus tobacco free. That group spent more than a year gathering campus input through town hall meetings, surveys and small-group discussions, finally recommending a policy that was approved by the President’s Council last year.