Valencia’s smoke-free policy went into effect August 27, 2012.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, employees and visitors. In recent years, we have made improvements toward healthier campuses with the implementation of LEED-certified buildings, employee wellness programs and recycling efforts. Smoke-free campuses will further promote the health, safety and well-being of members of the Valencia community by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke on Valencia campuses.
In taking this step, Valencia joins more than 580 college and university campuses around the country in providing for healthier academic environments. Visit this website often for updated information, resources and conversation on Valencia’s smoke-free policy.
In November 2011, student groups at all four campuses held events in conjunction with the America Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke-Out. The students used the occasion to introduce the college’s new smoke-free policy with a focus on health and nutrition. To see a video of the East Campus festivities and hear the views of smokers and non-smokers alike on the college going smoke-free, click on the video below. Click here for the recent news story on the event.