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MEMORANDUM SUPPORTING HSU SMOKING POLICY

MEMORANDUM

DATE:                November 8, 2004

TO:                    Dr. Rollin C. Richmond

                        HSU President

FROM:                Samantha Williams-Gray

                        Associated Students President

SUBJECT:            Campus Smoking Policy

On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to convey the following views on the new HSU Smoking Policy.  Considering that most of the recommendations that were made in the “Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy,” adopted in the spring semester of 2003, have been met, the Associated Students Council is satisfied with the new Smoking Policy.

The Associated Students recognize that it is impossible to create a Smoking Policy that will ensure that all people on campus will be content.  However, the Associated Students feel that the process for identifying designated smoking areas would have been better served with a greater and more diverse representation, including but not limited to people with disabilities, smokers and a larger sampling of students.  The Associated Students feel that because the new Smoking Policy is entirely contingent upon community enforcement, the majority of which will be students, we should have been given more of a voice in the process.  The Associated Students also believe that it is necessary to provide covered shelters in the designated smoking areas, which we feel will help with enforcement.

cc:      Academic Senate

        Dr. Steven Butler, Student Affairs Vice President