UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotion of
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines by which alcohol and tobacco products may be advertised, sponsored, and promoted on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.
“The use and abuse of alcohol has been an ongoing matter of significant concern for the people of the state of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin System recognizes the importance of addressing this issue on its campuses and in its communities because the abuse of alcohol interferes with the education and well-being of its students” (University of Wisconsin System, retrieved from http://www.uwsa.edu/ideass/directions-and-practices/alcohol-other-drug-abuse/aoda-policy/).
“The American College Health Association (ACHA) acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard.” To this end, the American College Health Association recommends that campuses "Develop a strongly worded tobacco policy that reflects the best practices in tobacco prevention, cessation, and control. These include the following recommendations:
a. Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes (clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff). b. Tobacco use is prohibited on all college and university grounds, college/university owned or leased properties, and in campus-owned, leased, or rented vehicles.
c. All tobacco industry promotions, advertising, marketing, and distribution are prohibited on campus properties.
d. The sale of tobacco products and tobacco related merchandise (including logo containing items) is prohibited on all university property and at university sponsored events, regardless of the operating vendor.
e. The distribution or sampling of tobacco and associated products is prohibited on all university owned or leased property and at university-sponsored events, regardless of the venue."
(American College Health Association, retrieved from http://www.acha.org/Publications/docs/Position_Statement_on_Tobacco_Nov2011.pdf). This policy, along with the campus Tobacco-Free Policy (AP 01-116, initiated July 1, 2013, http://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/Administration/Administrative/AP01116.cfm), aligns with these recommendations.
The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The ACBF is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
Please direct questions about this policy to email@example.com.