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UT Dallas Student Government (SG) wants to provide an effective way for your voice to be heard. If there is a change you want to see on campus, you can propose a petition that members of the UT Dallas community can view, support and sign.
As the petition grows and gains popularity, SG will look at it and consider actions to be taken.
Petitions posted here do not represent the ideas or current projects associated with UT Dallas Student Government
How Petitions Work
- Propose a Petition — log in with your NetID and complete the e-form.
- Student Government Approval — SG will look over your petition. Approved petitions will be posted on this webpage.
- Get Petition Signatures — Get enough signatures within six weeks to receive an official email from SG.
Don't Ban, Designate: Smoking
We are petitioning against the campus-wide complete smoking ban going into effect June 1st. This is not a petition to keep the current smoking policy, but rather a petition for a more effective transition. We are proposing that rather than a complete ban, designated smoking should be established throughout the campus at minimal traffic areas away from the general population of students. This will keep the carcinogenic hazards of second-hand smoking away from non-smokers while still allowing smokers to enjoy the freedoms that all Americans should enjoy. The President of our university is not the culprit in this situation, it is the UT system, itself. In fact, the President of our university has been battling with the UT system to slowdown the immediate changeover for our campus. We appreciate his efforts on our behalf, it is now our turn to defend our own rights. In this life, many people have vices. Some work out, some play sports, some do martial arts, some drink, and we smoke. Martial artists get hurt on a regular basis, yet they still knowingly enter the ring to compete. Football players suffer massive concussion and other bodily injuries, but this does not stop them from getting on the gridiron. Smokers know the risk, we know what we're doing is harmful to us, but it is our vice. This is not, by any means, a way to discredit the upcoming programs to help individuals quit smoking that will be offered on this campus. We not only appreciate and approve these programs, we encourage smokers to try them. If the designated smoking areas are allowed, signs must be put up in them letting smokers know when the seminars are and where they can get nicotine patches. Even if the designated smoking areas are not created, more advertisement of these programs must come forth. We understand that many students are young and impressionable. Hopefully, these programs will stop them from beginning a lifelong habit. We implore not just smokers but any student that doesn't like to see the rights of others impeded to sign this petition; That is why we're not asking for the policy to remain as it is, but a fair compromise between the complete banning and the open smoking policy.
Any questions? Contact Jeremiah Smith at [email protected]
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