Montclair State is subject to NJSA 26:3D-15 through 21 on smoking in public places (Health and Vital Statistics). In compliance with this law, the President approved a smoking regulation which was endorsed by the College Senate on October 27, 1993. The regulation prohibits the smoking or carrying of lighted cigars, cigarettes, pipes, or any matter or substance which contains tobacco in all indoor spaces on the Montclair State campus, including:
classrooms, storage rooms, conference rooms, gymnasiums, offices, restrooms, auditoriums, locker rooms, lecture halls, pool, libraries, hallways, eating areas, stairways, laboratories, elevators, campus-owned vehicles, residence halls, chartered/rented/leased vehicles
Indoor smoking is permitted only in private, fully-enclosed student residence hall rooms. If the room is jointly occupied, smoking is permitted only by consensus of all individuals occupying the room.
The department head or unit manager is responsible for the administration and enforcement of this policy within her/his area.
Any member of the campus community may ask an individual to comply with the provisions of this regulation or may file a complaint with University Police, who may issue a summons. Any individual who fails to comply is subject to a fine as determined by the local court where the summons is filed (typically $25-$200).