35.5 Prohibitions in Use of Facilities

(Amended 9/92; 10/94; 9/98; 9/99; 2/00; 7/07; 10/07; 7/1/08; 12/09; 2/10; 8/10; 12/13; 8/24/15)
  1. Tobacco-free campus policy. The University of Iowa is a tobacco-free facility. Use of tobacco, as defined below, is prohibited in any building, vehicle, or outdoor area owned, leased, or controlled by the University.
    1. For the purpose of this policy, tobacco products are defined as including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), bidis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, snus, snuff, electronic cigarettes, and any non-FDA-approved nicotine delivery device.
    2. Use of tobacco products is prohibited in all buildings and vehicles owned or leased by The University of Iowa, regardless of location. This includes Kinnick Stadium and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
    3. Use of tobacco products is also prohibited on all University grounds and in any outdoor area controlled by the University. This includes all University parking lots and parking ramps, athletic fields, tennis courts, golf courses, and recreational areas. Use of tobacco products is prohibited inside any vehicle located on such University grounds.
    4. The University owns and maintains a limited number of streets within its campus borders. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on such streets and the adjacent sidewalks. See University of Iowa maps outlining the campus grounds where use of tobacco products is prohibited.
    5. When any person enters the grounds of the University, any tobacco products shall be extinguished and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle at the perimeter of the grounds of the University.
    6. This policy does not apply to buildings and outdoor areas of the University of Iowa Research Park that are owned by or leased to private entities, except if those buildings or areas are used for University programs or University employees.
    7. This policy does not apply to the use of e-cigarettes or other forms of smokeless tobacco by the University of Iowa Division of Performing Arts in on-stage artistic performances.
  2. (See also https://hr.uiowa.edu/policies/smoking.)
  3. Food and beverages. Food and beverages shall be consumed in academic buildings only in areas designated by the responsible administrative (e.g., collegiate, departmental) unit.
  4. Obscene materials, as defined by Iowa CodePDF icon728, may be disseminated or exhibited in campus facilities only if
    1. appropriate steps are taken to prevent their dissemination or exhibition to minors located inside or outside the facility; or
    2. the materials are being used for such educational or artistic purposes as would be permitted under Iowa Code 728 and do not constitute child pornography under federal or state law.
  5. Animals in buildings. Animals are not permitted in any University building or structure, and if found are subject to impoundment. Exceptions from this general prohibition include service animals, experimental subjects, approved animals in University student housing, or certified therapy animals at UI Health Care or in other events or programs as approved by the appropriate vice president.
  6. Grilling. Anyone grilling food on campus must follow the guidelines outlined on the Public Safety web page (https://police.uiowa.edu/fire-safety/grilling-policy) or the Risk Management web page (https://uiowa.edu/riskmanagement/outdoor-gascharcoal-grilling-campus).

(See also IAC [681]12.6 and [681]12.7.)