The Chancellor’s Cabinet at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has voted unanimously to begin taking steps towards changing the university's on-campus smoking policy.
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, leaders from UNO’s Student Government, Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council presented recommendations to the Chancellor's Cabinet to establish UNO as a smoke-free campus and to create an 'implementation taskforce' to plan and initiate next steps.
The cabinet unanimously agreed to these recommendations and additionally included that the task force should explore UNO being tobacco-free as well as smoke-free.
The task force will include representatives from across campus to begin studying implementation of this policy. When the formation of the task force is complete, the membership will be announced.
The task force will communicate updates, regarding its work, with the UNO campus community throughout the process. All recommendations for implementation will come back to the Chancellor's Cabinet for review and final approval.
Until the taskforce’s recommendations are made, approved, and communicated to campus, there is no change to current university policy.
Chancellor’s Cabinet is an advisory body comprised of members of the UNO administration, representing the entire UNO community.
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