At the start of the Spring 2018 semester AUC will begin a process that will transform both of our campuses, Tahrir and New Cairo, into a completely smoke-free and tobacco-free environment by the start of our centennial celebration in February 2019. Under the direction of President Francis Ricciardone, the Committee for a Tobacco-Free AUC has been working diligently to develop this campaign and plan for the changes to come. This diverse committee includes students, faculty, and staff and represents all major stakeholders on campus. The committee includes non-smokers, people who have quit smoking, and several members who are currently smokers. We aim to make this tobacco-free transition as smooth and fair as possible.
To read the full policy in English, click here.
To read the full policy in Arabic, click here.
Phase 2 - As of August 25, 2018 (pending final feedback)
After August 25, 2018, smoking will only be allowed in designated areas around and/or within the parking lots. The attached New Cairo campus map contains several proposed designated areas, and the committee is seeking the community's feedback on this proposal, before August 16, to finalize the new designated smoking locations. Students may provide their feedback through the Student Union or the Senate, while faculty and staff may provide their feedback through the Senate.