Tobacco-Free Campus

Tobacco-Free Campus

Tobacco-Free Campus

As of July 1, 2019, Berea College has become a Tobacco/Smoke Free Campus. This new policy honors our seventh Great Commitment, which is to “encourage in all community members a way of life characterized by mindful and sustainable living, health and wellness…high personal standards, and a concern for the welfare of others.” It also takes into account our highly valued Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

The policy includes the prohibited use of the following on all College grounds:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Water Pipes (Hookahs)
  • E-cigarettes (i.e. Juuls)
  • Vaping devices both with and without nicotine
  • Chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products

See the full list of prohibited products here.

Berea College does not endorse any of the above products or services. The list is provided solely as a service to you of the available tobacco cessation resources.

Tobacco-free Campus Map

This Tobacco-Free Policy covers all campus-controlled streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and properties, including but not limited to: -Berea College Farm -Dead Horse Knob -Middletown School -Brushy Fork -Forestry Properties For those sidewalks adjacent to streets not controlled by the college, we ask that you respect the pedestrians and our efforts to provide a healthier environment by refraining from tobacco use on those sidewalks.

View a printable PDF of the Tobacco-Free Campus Map.

This is a big step for our campus community. To help with this transition, we offer a smoking cessation class taught by the Director of Health and Wellness, Jill Gurtatowski.

Find out more information about smoking cessation classes.

Please email for further information about smoking cessation classes or with any questions about the new policy.