As of July 1, 2015, in accordance with the Higher Education Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS 64), Oakton is now a smoke-free campus.
Smoking is prohibited on all campus property (indoor and outdoor) at Oakton's campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, including all College-owned vehicles.
The policy applies to any individual on campus property, including but not limited to students, employees, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, visitors and members of the public.
Smoking (burning, inhaling or exhaling) includes:
- Electronic cigarettes
- Any other smoking equipment, whether filled with tobacco or any other type of material.
In addition to complying with State law, Oakton is committed to providing a healthy learning environment for students and a healthy work environment for its employees.