Guests on university property, including parents, contractors and contractor employees, clinical patients, volunteers, MIAD students using university transportation services, and members of the general public are not permitted to:
- Carry any weapons on university property except as expressly permitted by applicable State law.
- Openly carry any weapons on university property.
- Carry any weapons in any university building or leased space or at any university special event marked with signage specifying “Weapons are not permitted in this building.”
- Carry or store any weapon in a university owned or leased vehicle.
- Store any weapon in a personally owned or company vehicle on university property except in the vehicle’s glove compartment or trunk, or encased such that the existence of the weapon is concealed. Encased means completely zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened, with no part of the weapon exposed.
- Fail to lock a personally owned or company vehicle on university property that contains any weapon when the guest is not present in the vehicle.
- Possess unloaded ammunition on university property.
- Imply possession of, threaten to use, display, brandish, use, or discharge a weapon on university property for any purpose or reason except lawful self-defense or lawful defense of others.
- Sell or serve alcohol on university property to any person whom the guest has reason to believe is carrying a concealed weapon.
- Fail to report timely to the university's Department of Public Safety the presence on university property of any person whom the guest has reason to believe is in possession of or carrying a weapon in violation of university policy, unless doing so would subject the guest to others to the threat of physical harm, or take other action in response to the presence of any person whom the guest has reason to believe is in possession of or carrying a weapon in violation of university policy except for reporting the presence of the weapon to the university's Department of Public Safety.
Guests whose actions violate applicable State law with respect to the possession of weapons on university property may be subject to criminal prosecution. Guests whose actions violate the university's weapons policy will be asked to leave university property immediately and may be subject to no-trespassing directives in the future.