Northeastern University plans to adopt a smoke-free policy for the upcoming fall semester, according to an e-mail sent today to the university community.

Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences Terry Fulmer wrote that last month, a committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff, proposed that the university adopt a smoke-free policy for the fall 2013. The proposal has been approved, she wrote.

“I am pleased to tell you that we have received approval to move forward,” she wrote. “We will announce this policy change tomorrow; I wanted to share the news with you in advance.”

Fulmer also said the policy demonstrates the university’s dedication to the health of its community members.