||Siri J. Strom & Rob Carroll
|| VP of Support Services
|| President’s Cabinet
|Date of Approval:
|| December 10, 2013
|Date of Last Revision:
|| November 12, 2013
|Next Review Date:
The possession or use of any firearm on University property is strictly prohibited.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to safeguard the welfare of the University Community and the general public and to minimize the University’s liability in case of accidents.
Who Needs to Know this Policy
This policy applies to all University directors, officers, employees and students of Heritage University.
Website Address for this Policy
Director of Plant & Maintenance
VP of Support Services
A firearm is any weapon from which a shot, projectile, or other object may be discharged by force, whether operable or inoperable, loaded or unloaded.
No air gun, firearm, rifle, shotgun or weapon may be possessed, stored, discharged, loaded or used on property owned or leased by Heritage University with two exceptions:
a) A firearm in the possession of a uniformed or ununiformed officer of the law, and
b) A firearm in a vehicle unloaded and locked within the vehicle and concealed from view.
Severe disciplinary action up to and including termination will be taken against any employee discovered in possession of an unauthorized firearm or similar weapon on their person while on University property. Disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from academic courses, will be taken against any student discovered in possession of an unauthorized firearm or similar weapon on their person while on University property.
The Director of Plant & Maintenance or his designee shall be responsible for the prior review and approval of any requests for authorizations.
Related Policies and Resources
Use of Force
Possession and Use of Firearms on University Property