Smoke-Free TU

Access to clean air is part of a safe and healthy campus environment. All property owned and operated by Towson University is designated as smoke-free.

 Towson University’s smoke-free policy prohibits all forms of smoking, including electronic cigarettes, in all campus buildings and on all exterior grounds. The policy went into effect on August 1, 2010 following two years of development and input from students, faculty and staff. It is communicated regularly via campus signs, newsletters, websites, event tickets and other print materials.

If you're looking to quit smoking, the Health Center offers cessation resources and programs to help.

Policy Enforcement

TU Police and Resident Assistants are authorized to issue smoking citations, and a dedicated enforcement agency monitors policy compliance as needed. Any individual can report a smoking violation using the smoke-free reporting form.

Members of the campus community who violate the policy are subject to a $75 fine and disciplinary action through Human Resources or the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education. Visitors who violate the policy may be escorted off-campus.


Smoking citations can be paid through the Bursar's Office. Citation recipients will receive an eBill notification in their Towson e-mail account.

To contest a smoking citation, the citation recipient should put in writing their reasons for contesting the citation and send it within 25 calendar days to: Smoking Citations Review Panel, c/o Administrator Malinda Jensen, Housing & Residence Life, Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252. The information will be reviewed by the smoking citations review panel and the citation recipient will be informed of the panel’s decision either by e-mail or in writing. All decisions made by the panel are final.