Policy Ambassador Programs  are one popular approach to policy enforcement that does not require the use of citations or fines. Student Ambassadors are trained to approach tobacco users on campus in a non-confrontational and friendly way.

Policy Ambassador Programs are one popular approach to policy enforcement that does not require the use of citations or fines. Student Ambassadors are trained to approach tobacco users on campus in a non-confrontational and friendly way.

Enforcing a Policy

Campuses take two broad approaches to enforcement: educational approaches and punitive approaches.  Campuses typically spend the first year of a new policy focusing on educational approaches and then use punitive approaches (citations and fines) as needed after that.

Defining policy success is essential to effective compliance and enforcement.  Setting data-based goals is important when assessing whether or not your campus should do more to increase compliance.

There are many things that a campus can do to increase policy compliance, however, putting time, energy and funding into launching a new policy is one of the most effective strategies to achieve policy success (see the Launching a New Policy page).

Tools and Resources

Policy Ambassador Program Toolkit

A Policy Ambassador Program utilizes student, staff, and faculty volunteers to approach tobacco users on campus and inform them of the policy. Policy Ambassadors are trained and provided with support. Training and support materials are included with this Toolkit.  Download the full kit or just the section that you need below.

Other Tools and Resources to Increase Compliance on Campus

Online Compliance Training

The Online Policy Compliance Training can be taken by individuals that have violated the tobacco-free policy.  Similar to traffic school, the individual would show that they've completed the training in order to avoid fines/penalties.  If your campus would like to start using this Policy Compliance Training, contact us at info@cyanonline.org

Compliance training for Tobacco-Free Policy violators on a California Communtiy College campus

Compliance training for Tobacco-Free Policy violators on a UC campus

 

Recorded Webinars

2018 CYAN's New Compliance Interventions

Recognizing challenges with sustaining policy compliance, CYAN has created three new smoke/tobacco-free policy compliance interventions.

Recognizing challenges with sustaining policy compliance, CYAN has created three new smoke/tobacco-free policy compliance interventions.

2017 Policy Enforcement and Maintenance

Learn about various enforcement strategies, get answers to your questions about using citations, and learn about policy maintenance strategies that colleges across the state are using to keep their campuses free from tobacco, years after their smoke/tobacco-free policies have gone into effect.

Learn about various enforcement strategies, get answers to your questions about using citations, and learn about policy maintenance strategies that colleges across the state are using to keep their campuses free from tobacco, years after their smoke/tobacco-free policies have gone into effect.

2015 Enforcing Your Policy: Educational Approaches

This webinar showcases two education-based approaches to tobacco-free enforcement: a Policy Ambassador program at UC Davis and a 30-People, 30-Day Campaign at Ohlone Community College.

This webinar showcases two education-based approaches to tobacco-free enforcement: a Policy Ambassador program at UC Davis and a 30-People, 30-Day Campaign at Ohlone Community College.