Weapons and Projectiles


Weapons Policy

Students are prohibited from possessing or carrying weapons anywhere on University property, including in any University buildings (academic, administrative, residential, etc.) or in any University vehicles. Entry upon the aforementioned University property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden. Possessing or carrying toy or replica versions of weapons is also prohibited, unless required as part of a program sponsored or facilitated by the university.

For the purposes of this policy, weapons include any (i) pistol, revolver, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind; (ii) any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, machete, straight razor, slingshot, spring stick, metal chucks, or blackjack; (iii) any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain; (iv) any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades that is designed to be thrown or propelled and that may be known as throwing star or oriental dart; or (v) stun weapons, meaning any device that emits a momentary or pulsed output, which is electrical, audible, optical or electromagnetic in nature and which is designed to temporarily incapacitate a person.


No student shall throw or cause to be projected any object or substance that has potential for defacing or damaging University or private property, or for causing personal injury or disruption.