Article 1, Part 3 – Student Discipline

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§ 1‑309 Possession or Storage of Weapons

  1. Except as provided in subsection (c), possession or storage of weapons by students is prohibited on any property owned or controlled by the university, including university certified housing units.
  2. Prohibited weapons include but are not limited to any: (1) firearm, firearm ammunition, BB gun, pellet gun, paintball gun (except as part of Registered Organization or Registered Student Organization activity), tear gas gun, stun gun, taser, or other dangerous or deadly device of similar type; (2) knife with a blade of at least 3 inches in length (except an ordinary eating utensil), dagger, dirk, switchblade knife, stiletto, ax, hatchet, or other deadly or dangerous weapon or instrument of similar type; (3) bludgeon, blackjack, slingshot, sandbag, sand club, metal knuckles, billy club, throwing star, nunchaku, or other dangerous or deadly weapon of similar type; (4) bomb, bombshell, grenade, firework, bottle or other container containing an explosive, toxic, or noxious substance, unless under academic/classroom supervision, (other than an object containing a nonlethal noxious liquid, gas, or substance designed solely for personal defense possessed by a person 18 years of age or older); and (5) souvenir weapon or other weapon that has been rendered permanently inoperative.
  3. With appropriate approval possession of a weapon on nonresidential university property may be permitted when it is used as a prop or accessory in situations such as (1) a university class; (2) a university-sponsored or sanctioned artistic performance; or (3) a activity of a Registered Organization or Registered Student Organization. Such weapons may not, however, be stored on university property, except in a facility approved for that purpose by the university.
  4. Subsections (a) to (c) above apply to possession or storage, not use of a weapon. Use of a weapon that results in harm or threat of harm to any person or property is governed by § 1‑302, and subsection (e) below.
  5. In determining appropriate sanctions for violations of the student discipline rules contained in this Code (Article 1, Part 3), the use or threatened use of any object (whether or not defined as a weapon in this section) while committing the violation may be considered an aggravating factor.