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The university often contracts to use space at theatres, restaurants, and other venues in Wisconsin for its special events. Some of these venues may elect not to post signs prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons in their buildings. It is the university's policy to use facilities wherever possible that already prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons in their buildings by posting signs as required by 2011 Wisconsin Act 35

University employees responsible for contracting for such venues must determine in advance whether such facilities already prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons in their buildings by posting signs as required by state law. If they do not, the following contract provision, or a substantial equivalent, should be included in the agreement:  "It is agreed that, temporarily and immediately before, during, and after the event, the university shall have the right to post "Weapons are prohibited in this building" signs at all entrances to the building. University personnel shall contact law enforcement to the extent any person appears to be in violation of the no-weapons requirement."  

Exceptions to the above required contract provision must be approved by the Vice President or Dean responsible for the event. In addition, the Office of Administration must be notified at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the event, so that appropriate individuals are aware that the university's weapons policy will not apply to this special event.

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Any questions about the weapons policy?

Questions about the university's weapons policy should be directed to the Planning office, (414) 288-4142. Call the Department of Public Safety at (414) 288-6800 with concerns about violations of the weapons policy. For emergencies call 288-1911.

The university considers any violation of its weapons policy to be a serious matter.