Texas College Tobacco Policy Database- Home

The Texas College Tobacco Policy Database was created for groups or individuals interested in tobacco-free policy implementation on college and university campuses. This searchable database includes a description of the tobacco policies for colleges and universities in the state of Texas and provides a rating for each school’s policy.

What criteria was used to develop the policy ratings?

  • Each school’s tobacco policy was reviewed and awarded points based on the following criteria:
    • Smoking is prohibited in buildings on campus
    • Smoking is prohibited in residence halls or dorms
    • Smoking is prohibited on campus property or designated outdoor areas, including parking lots
    • Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) is prohibited on campus
    • Use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited on campus
  • Points were totaled to provide a five-point policy rating scale with more stars indicating a more comprehensive policy.