Smoking on College Grounds

Pikes Peak Community College campuses must be open and accessible to the general public in order to fulfill the role and mission of the College. In order to promote a healthy environment for the College community, and to comply with Colorado Governor’s Executive Order D0036 90, smoking is prohibited in all PPCC buildings and facilities.

"Smoking," as used in this policy, includes, but is not limited to:

  • Smoking tobacco products such as cigars, cigarettes and pipes;
  • Cloves, bidis, kreteks and other herbal cigarettes;
  • Electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes);
  • Marijuana, marijuana products and hashish; and
  • Illegal drugs (e.g. cocaine, heroin, opium, methamphetamine).

Smoking of tobacco products and the use of electronic smoking devices is allowed only in designated smoking areas at the Centennial, Rampart Range, and the Downtown Studio campuses.

High school students (Career Start and CE), regardless of age, who attend the College are prohibited from smoking while on PPCC property.

Military sites will comply with all rules and regulations for those installations.

Smoking marijuana products is prohibited on all PPCC campuses. Although possession and use of marijuana consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited on college-owned or college-controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Designated Smoking Areas

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only at Centennial, Rampart Range, and the Downtown Studio Campuses.

Smoking is not permitted in any campus courtyard, at the Centennial Campus bus stop, or while walking to and from parking lots, bus stops, and buildings at all campuses.

Smoking materials must be discarded in designated receptacles.

Violations of College smoking policies may result in a citation and/or fine, as well as student or employee disciplinary action.

Centennial Campus Designated Smoking Areas

  • On the service drive, southwest corner
  • On the service drive, southeast corner
  • At the northwest entrance off of A lot

Rampart Campus Designated Smoking Area

  • Northeast corner at the old bus stop

Downtown Studio Campus Designated Smoking Area

  • West side near the ramp exit/entrance