Weapons Policy

Firearms, Weapons and Explosives

The personal possession of firearms in all campus buildings and on all campus property is strictly prohibited. This prohibition applies to all students, employees, independent contractors, and visitors, including those who have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon. Individuals who possess a valid permit to carry a firearm may however, keep it locked in the trunk or glove compartment their vehicle in a campus parking lot. This prohibition does not apply to authorized security or law enforcement personnel. Individuals wishing to store firearms and ammunition at Gustavus can do so by bringing them to the Office of Campus Safety, Room 35A, Norelius Hall basement.

Except under circumstances noted above, students and employees are prohibited from using, storing or possessing weapons, fireworks or explosives on property owned or controlled by the College and/or in the course of any College program or employment. Weapons may include, but are not limited to: firearms, pellet guns, air rifles or BB guns, paintball guns, bows and arrows, sling shots, water balloon launchers, martial arts equipment, swords, switchblades and large knives, tasers and clubs.

If you are aware that an individual possesses a firearm, or other weapon or explosives in violation of this policy, please contact Campus Safety (933-8888) immediately.