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On August 1st of 2017, Texas Christian University became a tobacco-free campus. As part of a student-led initiative, the Student Government Association with support from TCU’s Faculty Senate, Staff Assembly, and Graduate Student Senate, and in conjunction with the University’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, prompted TCU to ban tobacco products on campus. 

TCU is committed to creating a culture of health and wellness and to linking individuals with resources to help break the nicotine/tobacco addiction. More information on cessation can be found on the Benefits of Cessation page.

Policy Highlights

  • TCU prohibits the use of all tobacco products and smoking on property owned by TCU. 
  • Cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, e-cigarettes/vapes, and hookahs are considered smoking and tobacco products. 
  • All electronic delivery devices (e-cigs, vapes, JUULs, e-hookahs, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)) are prohibited in residence halls, regardless of the age of the owner.  
  • The policy extends to all students, faculty, staff, and guests and includes all programs and sporting events hosted on campus.
  • People wishing to use tobacco as part of an established religious ceremony, academic, or research activity may contact the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to request an exemption for those activities. 

The full Tobacco Policy can be viewed at