Published: Jan 24, 2011 7:10 PM EST
Updated: Jan 23, 2011 11:36 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Just weeks after FIU became the 1st south Florida institutions to ban smoking on campus, FGCU is now beginning discussions of possibly making the same change.

Student leaders plan to meet this week to discuss concerns and opinions about making the change - while school administration could talk about going smoke-free on the campus during Springs meetings (that is, if students say they are in favor of switching).

"Being that we're such a sustainable campus and wellness and health is such a big issue for us i think its responsible for us to take that issue at hand," said Kimberly Diaz, FGCU's student body president.

In the past year, FIU, UF and Edison State College have gone smoke-free.

Currently FGCU has designated smoking areas away from buildings and classrooms.

Student leaders will meet Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 at the Student Union.