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Firearms Policy

The unapproved possession or use of ammunition, chemicals, flammable liquids, items that constitute a fire hazard, fireworks, offensive weapons, or explosives of any kind are strictly forbidden on campus.  Offensive weapons include, without limitation, firearms of any kind, guns, pellet guns, B.B. guns, paintball guns, dart guns, bows and arrows, pepper spray and mace, any instrument that can hurl a projectile, brass knuckles, knives, hunting knives, and any other cutting instruments as determined within the sole discretion of the university, except those whose purpose is related to the preparation or consumption of food, as well as ammunition that can cause bodily harm. In addition, items that are not generally considered to be a weapon but could be used or viewed as a weapon are prohibited.  Such items will be confiscated immediately.  

Students violating these guidelines will be severely sanctioned up to and including expulsion. The university will report such violations to civil authorities if warranted.  

Any of the above mentioned implements that are needed for a student’s activities or involvement on or off campus must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety and the Student Affairs Office; control and storage of these items shall be at the discretion of the Director of Campus Safety.  

The university may permit exceptions to this procedure regarding items for the ROTC detachment, in which case control of these items shall be coordinated between the Director of Campus Safety and the military science professor.  All such weapons must be placed in the secured arms area on campus.