“This is a very proud moment in the history of this great university, and I think we will look back on this day and this announcement as the beginning of the change in the culture that will bode well for future generations that come to Wright State,” said Hopkins.
Thursday’s announcement, which was part of an effort by the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout 2016,” featured Greene County Public Health information officer Laurie Fox and Wright State Wellness Program director Doug Newton, among others.
Sinclair Community College also has announced it will go tobacco free by Jan. 1.
Miami University and Ohio State already are tobacco-free campuses.
The University of Dayton allows smoking in designated areas, but there is a wellness services effort to eventually make the campus tobacco free, according the university’s website.
In 2012, the Ohio Board of Regents, now the Ohio Department of Higher Education, recommended that all Ohio public universities become tobacco free.