Tobacco-free Campus


In the spring of 2013, as part of a campus-wide wellness initiative, the Coker University Student Government Association polled students, faculty, and staff to gauge interest in switching to a tobacco-free campus. The results were overwhelmingly positive in support of going tobacco-free.

At Coker, we take pride in our tight-knit, supportive community, and we believe in creating an environment that reflects our community values. So in response to this feedback, the entire campus officially went smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2014, and fully tobacco-free on Aug. 15, 2014. Tobacco products are no longer allowed at all times on all locations of Coker’s campus, including Kalmia Gardens and the Sory Boathouse.

By going tobacco-free, Coker joined more than 1,000 colleges nationwide that have adopted similar policies.

Going tobacco-free also:

But most importantly, we are ensuring a clean and healthy environment where all students, faculty, staff, and visitors can enjoy working, learning, and living.