Tobacco Free

The University is dedicated to promoting a healthy environment for all students, employees and visitors.  Therefore, effective July 1, 2014, the use of any tobacco or smoked products, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited anywhere on campus, including personal vehicles parked on UNE property.

UNE is committed to providing assistance to all students, faculty and staff who want to quit using tobacco. Cessation information and programs will be listed on the UNE website and UNE will co-sponsor programs with campus groups.

For questions about the smoke and tobacco-free campus policy please see the Frequently Asked Questions.


Faculty and staff who violate the policy are subject to a $75 fine and progressive disciplinary procedures in accordance with the UNE’s Human Resource policies.  Supervisors will be notified of violations and will assist in the discipline process.  Supervisors are expected to remind individuals of the policy and seek cooperation with compliance.

Students who violate the policy are subject to a $75 fine and disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct.

Visitors who violate the policy will be informed that University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.  Visitors who continue to violate the policy following a warning will be escorted off-campus.

Compliance & Enforcement

The success of this policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of the entire UNE Community.  It is the responsibility of all members of the University Community to comply with this policy.

Faculty, staff and students who see individuals smoking, using tobacco or e-cigarettes on university grounds are asked to inform these individuals politely that university policy prohibits such behavior anywhere on university property.  This can be done verbally through conversation, or by handing the individual one of the policy reminder cards.

Reminder cards are available at the following locations:

  • Biddeford Campus- Student Health Center, Housing and Residential/Commuter Life staff, the Office of Human Resources, and the Campus Center Information Desk
  • Portland Campus- Student Health Center, Student Affairs Office, Office of Human Resources and Finley Recreation Center

Individuals who do not feel comfortable approaching someone violating the policy can submit the area and type of violation to enforcement staff using the smoke and tobacco-free reporting form. Individuals should not contact the University Safety and Security Department to report a violation of the policy.