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The carrying of a concealed handgun is prohibited on the property of the university, in a university office or classroom in a building not on university property or at a university sponsored activity or meeting not on university property provided appropriate notice is posted in the manner provided by law. This section shall not apply to a concealed handgun carried by a duly commissioned law enforcement officer in relation to the officer's law enforcement function or by a person expressly authorized by the president or appropriate chancellor in extraordinary circumstances.


  1. Regents’ Policy and University Regulation regulating possession and storage of firearms shall not be construed to prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm while that individual is within a motor vehicle, or to prohibit an individual from storing a firearm that is locked in the individual’s motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is otherwise legally parked in or on university, state or municipal property or another person’s property. This applies only to possession of a firearm by an individual who may legally possess a firearm under state and federal law.
  2. Activities involving firearms, explosives and/or reloading activities may be carried on at the University only under supervised educational, recreational, professional or research programs where such activities are expressly authorized in advance by the appropriate chancellor or chancellor's designee.
  3. Loaded or unloaded firearms may not be carried or stored on University property or in University buildings without the prior written permission of the appropriate chancellor or chancellor's designee, except for the following:
    1. firearms being transported directly to or from an activity authorized under Section B above;
    2. firearms being transported directly to or from student or faculty and staff housing as authorized under Section D. below;
    3. firearms carried by licensed security guards in uniform while performing services for the University;
    4. firearms carried by commissioned law enforcement officers in relation to their law enforcement function; or
    5. on undeveloped and uninhabited investment property.
  4. In order to balance the individual resident's right to bear arms with the University's compelling interest in providing a safe environment conducive to learning and the open exchange of ideas, the University permits the possession of firearms in residences subject to the following limitations:
    1. Students bringing firearms into residential units are required to store their firearms in a central storeroom under the supervision of a designated University employee. Firearms, explosives and reloading activities are not permitted in resident rooms or apartments or in any common areas.
    2. Faculty and staff residing on University property may possess firearms within the confines of their private residences. Firearms, explosives and reloading activities are not permitted on residential grounds or in any common areas.
  5. The chancellor of each campus may adopt additional local provisions for implementation  of this Regulation.
  6. Nothing in this Regulation should be construed as authorizing the use of firearms, explosives or ammunition in violation of state or federal laws or regulations.