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Smoke-Free Campus

Smoke-Free Campus


Statement of Purpose
In response to the enactment of the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act, the Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees has amended Board Policy 2.16 Smoke Free Campus. Carl Sandburg College is committed to creating a clean, safe and healthy learning and working environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The success of this policy will depend upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students to comply with this policy and to encourage others to comply with the policy, in order to promote a clean, safe, and healthy environment in which to work and study.


Board policy covers all campus facilities, grounds, College owned or leased vehicles, and vehicles on campus. This guideline shall apply to all persons, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, outside contractors, vendors and the general public and is applicable twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

The Board of Trustees prohibits the use of tobacco anywhere on its campuses.  This includes all campus facilities, grounds, College owned or leased vehicles and vehicles on campus.  This policy applies to all persons including faculty, staff, administrators, outside contractors, vendors and the general public.


Tobacco shall mean any lighted or unlighted cigarette (clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookah products, and any other smoking product.  This also includes smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products including but not limited to: dip, chew, snuff, or snus,in any form (orbs, sticks, pellet, etc.,) This includes electronic cigarettes.


The President shall be authorized to develop procedures designed to implement this policy.

Violations and Enforcement (in accordance with Regulation 2.16.1)

  1. The campus shall post notices bearing the message “Smoke-Free Campus” or the international “No Tobacco” symbol or similar signage at critical areas across the campus, such as at building entrances. However, this policy applies to all campus property whether or not such notices are posted.
  2. Organizers of and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events, cultural events, and sporting events, as well as non-college events held on campus property must abide by this policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for informing attendees of this policy.
  3. An individual may inform someone smoking on campus property of this policy and request that the smoker comply with the policy. Noncompliant individuals who are perceived as threatening or violent may be referred to the Department of Public Safety.
  4. Individuals found to be noncompliant will be subject to existing campus disciplinary measures:
  • For students, such noncompliance will be referred to the Vice President of Student Services for discipline under the Student Code of Conduct.
  • For employees, such noncompliance will be referred to the employee's supervisor or Human Resources, as applicable for disciplinary action according to the current SEA contract.
  • For contractors and subcontractors, such noncompliance will be referred to the campus unit responsible for monitoring performance of the applicable contract.
  • Visitors and members of the public who refuse to comply with this policy may be asked to leave campus.

Inside the broken yellow line is considered Carl Sandburg College and must comply with the no smoking policy.


Galesburg Campus

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Galesburg, IL 61401

Campus Map


ANNEX Campus

209 E Main St Galesburg, IL 61401


No Smoking at Annex


Bushnell Campus

380 E. Main St. Bushnell, IL 61422

No Smoking Bushnell


Carthage Campus

305 Sandburg Dr., Carthage, IL 62321

No Smoking Carthage


Charger Center

1160 Buchanan Carthage, IL 62321

No Smoking Charger Center


The Learning Center

Sandburg Mall 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive Galesburg, IL 61401

No Smoking Adult Center


Resources to stop smoking

Research shows that many successful quitters develop a plan before they begin.

Here are some resources recommended by experts on smoking cessation:

  • Tobacco Treatment Center, Outpatient Care Center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 312-413-4244. Covered by most insurance plans.
  • Illinois Tobacco Quit Line, Illinois Department of Public Health and American Lung Association of Illinois, 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937). A free resource that offers a free "quit kit" as well as support via online chat or phone with tobacco-treatment counselors.
  • Become An Ex, a website developed by a nonprofit organization in partnership with the Mayo Clinic. Its free services include tools to create a personalized plan to stop smoking, blogs and online discussions.
  •, a website of the National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Besides information on how to quit, it offers free services that include a text messaging program and ways to show support for friends and family who are trying to quit.
  • Tips From Former Smokers, a free website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that includes stories from people who quit successfully.