Faculty Handbook

Weapons Policy

All members of the Western Connecticut State University community have a responsibility to use due care for their safety and to comply with all Federal, State, and local laws and university regulations. In the interest of public safety, the university prohibits employees, students, visitors, and guests (except authorized members of a duly organized law enforcement agency) from carrying a firearm or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument as defined by Connecticut General Statutes 53-206(a)* anywhere on the property owned or under the control of Western Connecticut State University. This is per Connecticut General Statute 29-28(e).

Employees or others who have a concern about personal safety are encouraged to contact the Vice President for Student Affairs, the WCSU Police Department, or the Human Resources Office.

* "Weapons means any firearm, including any BB gun, blackjack, metal or brass knuckles, or any dirk knife, or any switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which a blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one half inches in length, or stiletto, or any knife the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or over in length, any police baton or nightstick, or any martial arts weapon or electronic defense weapon, as defined in Section 53a-3 or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument…”

Revised 7/01

Revised 6/11


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