Student Life

Weapons Policy

Weapons Policy

All firearms, explosives, and related paraphernalia are strictly prohibited in the residence halls and all campus property, including personal vehicles. This includes, but is not limited to, handguns, B.B. guns, pellet guns, air guns, stun guns, brass knuckles, knives, and any other type of weapon or item that appears to be a weapon.

As stated above, handguns are strictly prohibited from all college properties and as such will not be stored by Public Safety. Hunting rifles, shotguns, bows and arrows, knives with blades longer than six (6) inches, however, must be registered with the Office of Public Safety and be stored under the locked storage system provided by Public Safety. All guns must be unloaded and cased when brought to the Office of Public Safety. Students who have items in storage who appear under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to checkout registered stored weapons.

The possession, sale, and/or use of any type of gun, firearm, fireworks, and other explosives and weapons (including hunting equipment, martial arts weapons, etc.) is prohibited in the residence halls and on campus. Items found in residence facilities will be confiscated and held by Public Safety until a determination is made by the Dean of Students on the return of the item(s). Possession of a weapon or explosive, depending upon potency, can result in the immediate suspension of the student.

Possession of fireworks, toxic chemicals, and gas grills is also prohibited on campus property and in the residence halls.