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The Starke Campuses of Santa Fe College Adopt New Smoke-Free Policies, Designated Smoking Areas
January, 2014

The three Santa Fe College campuses in Starke, Florida have adopted new designated areas on each campus for tobacco-use.

Santa Fe's Andrews Center in Starke provides a quality education for those in Bradford and nearby counties. Andrews Center consists of three buildings, including the historic Starke courthouse and two additional educational buildings. The center provides a dual enrollment program for Bradford County High School students to earn college credit while still in high school, allowing them to jump-start their college education.

Andrews Center

Designated smoking areas protect students from second hand smoke and can reduce absenteeism due to smoking-related illness.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County assisted Santa Fe College in this important decision by purchasing signage and poles for each of the campuses.

Designated Smoking Area

“This is an important decision for students on each campus in Starke. This will allow students who chose not to use tobacco to be protected from second-hand smoke,” said Candace Osteen, a member of the local Tobacco Free Partnership.

We applaud the staff of Santa Fe College for taking this step to provide a healthy environment for all students on campus. 

For more information on creating a tobacco-free business or campus in Bradford County, contact Jenna Hewett at