Campus & Facilities Use

Campus and Facility Policies

Air Quality and Fragrance-Free Campus

Sonoran University strongly encourages voluntary compliance for a fragrance-free environment. We ask that all campus constituents avoid using scented products, even all-natural products, while on campus. Sonoran University requests all community members to come to campus fragrance-free and remain fragrance-free while on campus. This supports the health needs of those who identify as chemically sensitive and creates a safer and healthier environment for all. This means refraining from wearing perfumes, aftershave, scented lotions, or bringing in any other items that may cause an allergic reaction in chemically sensitive individuals. However, the school reserves the right to officially ban any substances that cause allergies in others, as required by individual ADA Accommodations. Burning of any substance including sage, moxa, sweetgrass, incense, and the opening of any essential oils in campus buildings is prohibited unless it is required in a laboratory or botanical medicine course. 

Consumption of Food and Beverage in the Classroom

Adequate breaks are provided so that students may eat in the student lounge or designated areas on campus; therefore, eating in the classrooms is discouraged. However, the consumption of food and drinks, within reason, is permitted in the classroom, except for food-free zones in the front of the classroom. Students are asked to be considerate of others and to avoid consuming food items that create messes, smells, or noise. Students are expected to dispose of all trash and take responsibility for cleaning spills, food crumbs, etc. For health and safety reasons, neither food nor beverages are allowed in the laboratories or any patient-contact area, except for bottled water.

When and where necessary, to address documented ADA accommodation plan requirements, the school reserves the right to implement a ban on either specific foods & beverages or a total campus ban of all items, as needed. Students will be notified at the beginning of the term if there is any such ban, its scope, and extent. For more information, see the Consumption of Food & Beverage in the Classroom Policy on MySonoran.

Personal Belongings

Please secure your belongings while on campus or at any campus-affiliated site. Neither the University nor its Clinical Care facilities are responsible for any personal belongings of students. It is the student’s responsibility to safeguard their personal belongings and to remove them at the end of each class session. Any items found in the classrooms during cleaning will be removed.

Smoke-Free Campus

Sonoran University campus is smoke-free. Smoking of any product, including electronic cigarettes and other vaping products, is prohibited on campus. Consequently, the use, distribution, or sale of tobacco, in university buildings or on University premises, without exception, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to sidewalks, parking lots, landscaped areas, recreational areas, and buildings on any Sonoran University property and in Sonoran University-owned, rented, or leased vehicles, and at events on-premises. For more information, refer to the Smoke-Free Campus Policy on MySonoran.

Weapons, Explosives, and Firearms

Sonoran University seeks to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for students, employees, patients, and visitors. Toward welfare, safety, and for the preservation of property on campus, the use, possession, display, or storage of any weapons, explosive devices, or firearms is prohibited on university property including all land, buildings, and vehicles owned by Sonoran University, irrespective of individual licensing certifications. Additionally, they are not allowed at any associated clinical or off-site locations. Form more information refer to the Weapons, Explosives, and Firearm Policy on MySonoran.

Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, or Materials – Possession and Use

This is defined as possession or use of any weapon, dangerous instrument, or material, regardless of its legality, on university premises, or at any activity or function sponsored, authorized, or approved by the University. Weapons, dangerous instruments, and dangerous materials include, without limitation, anything that, under the circumstances in which it is used, carried, displayed, possessed, or attempted to be used or threatened to be used, is readily capable of, or may be perceived by a reasonable person as being readily capable of, causing death or injury. Instruments and materials properly used under the direct supervision of, and at the direct instruction of, University faculty in connection with legitimate curricular/clinical activities are excluded from this prohibition.