Out of Respect
When you are at SFA University you must show respect for (at least) the wildlife department by removing your hat and refraining from using tobacco products indoors.
If they post a sign its usually a common occurrence . . .
Nacogdoches is located N 31 ° 36′ 48.0″ by W 94 ° 38′ 58.1″ geographically, but socially I think its 54 ° Red Neck by 60 ° Hill Billy.