Committees & DTFs

Health and Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Please contact Committee Chair - Chris Balske for more information.

Completion of Vice Presidents' Charge to Study Becoming a Smoke Free Campus

The Health and Safety Committee has completed its November 2012 charge from Evergreen's vice presidents to “develop a campus-wide process by which the college can evaluate the opportunities, ramification, unintended consequences and associated costs related to becoming a non-smoking campus.”

The charge included several guiding questions and a recommended process for its satisfactory completion. In order to complete this charge, the committee studied other campuses that have gone smoke free; conducted a survey of Evergreen faculty, staff and students; and held a town hall meeting about the college’s current smoking policy. The results of our findings are in the documents linked here:

  • Committee Transmittal Memo (PDF)
  • Vice Presidents' Charge (PDF)
  • Answers to Questions Posed in the Charge (PDF)
  • Bibliography (PDF)
  • University of California (UC) System Rationale (PDF)
  • Maps Comparing Evergreen to UC Campuses (PDF)
  • Social Justice Impacts of Tobacco (PDF)
  • Survey Summary (PDF)
  • Survey and Response Data (PDF)
  • Town Hall Summary (PDF)
  • Town Hall Transcript (PDF)