Skin Smart Campus

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One of Gunnison’s claims to fame is its many days of sunshine each year. Although we are grateful for the warmth and beauty generated by the sun, frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun increases our risk of developing skin cancer. In the United States, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancer diagnoses combined. Sadly, one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old.

The good news is that we can often prevent skin cancer by minimizing exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Wearing clothes that offer protection from ultraviolet radiation, properly applying sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds can significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing skin cancer.

Western is committed to promoting the well-being of its students and being an Indoor Tan-Free Campus.

  • Western will not offer any indoor tanning services on campus.
  • Western will not advertise off-campus housing that offers tanning services.
  • Western will not allow for Mountaineer Cash to be utilized at any tanning locations.
  • Western will offer educational programming about skin cancer prevention.

To learn more about skin cancer and how to prevent it, please visit the Skin Cancer Foundation. The data included in this webpage was taken directly from the Skin Cancer Foundation.