Tobacco-Restricted University Policy

The university is committed to facilitating a healthy working, learning, and living environment.  To prevent harm to members of the RIT community and to be consistent with university wellness initiatives, smoking and use of tobacco products are restricted to designated tobacco areas on all university-managed properties. The restrictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Buildings
  • Parking lots, athletic fields/tracks, bleachers/grandstands, outdoor paths, fields, and roads
  • Partially-enclosed areas such as covered and uncovered walkways, breezeways, outdoor dining areas, bus stop shelters, loading docks, building entrances, exterior stairways, and landings
  • Vehicles owned and leased by RIT or its affiliated organizations

RIT has five apartment complexes with 1,000 apartment and townhouses. The five complexes include: Colony Manor, Perkins Green, Racquet Club, Riverknoll and the University Commons. Tobacco use in these complexes is prohibited within 25 feet of any apartment or townhouse building.




Implementation Team

  • Andrea Shaver, SG CIAS Senator
  • Bridget Hurley, SG Director of Finance
  • Nicole Howley, SG Women’s Senator
  • Brooke Durland, Executive Director: Student Health Center
  • Randy Vercauteren, Director: Parking, Transportation and Building Services
  • Chris Denninger, Director of Public Safety
  • Kirk Ingerick, Director of Facilities, Sustainability and Conservation
  • Dave Woodhams, Supervisor, Building Services / Staff Council
  • Sharon Kompalla-Porter, Residence Life / Staff Council
  • Joe Johnston, Director: Center for Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Karen Pelc, Coordinator of Wellness Education
  • Jeff Cox, Director: International Student Services
  • Cliff Edington, Senior HR Services Manager
  • Vienna Carvalho, Associate Director Managing Editor, Athenaeum University News
  • Donna Rubin, Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness
  • Mike Stojkovic, Associate Director for Wellness


For faculty and staff questions please contact Michael Stojkovic, Associate Director of Wellness.