Weapons Policy

Responsible Office or Person: Public Safety

Policy Statement and Compliance

Carroll University recognizes that the possession of weapons on campus is subject to reasonable control by the university. Accordingly, all Carroll University employees are prohibited from possessing a weapon in the scope of their employment. All Carroll University students, guests and other individuals on campus are prohibited from possessing weapons in any university buildings on campus and at outdoor gatherings on campus. For purposes of this policy, weapons include firearms, guns (including BB, pellet and paintball guns), explosive, dangerous chemicals or other objects designed or traditionally used to inflict harm, and any harmless replica of such weapons.


  • Consistent with state and federal law, law enforcement officers may possess and use their service firearm or other lawful weapon on university property.
  • ​Licensed individuals may possess any lawful weapon in their privately owned vehicles even if the vehicle is on university property or used for university purposes.
  • Other exceptions may be granted by the vice president of student life or the president of the university for educational purposes or special circumstances.


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