Possession of Firearms and Weapons
About This Policy
- Effective Date:
- Date of Last Review/Update:
- Responsible University Office:
- Office of the Superintendent of Public Safety
- Responsible University Administrator:
- Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs;
Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities
Possession of a firearm on Indiana University property is prohibited. The prohibition applies regardless of any permit to carry a firearm. The prohibition does not apply to law enforcement officers authorized to possess a firearm, either on or off duty, by the employing law enforcement agency. In rare cases, an exception to this policy may be granted for academic or research purposes. Such exception must be made by prior written authorization from the Superintendent of Public Safety and the campus police chief and the campus chancellor or provost. Possession of a dangerous article or substance as a potential weapon is also prohibited.
Reason for Policy
The safety of Indiana University students and employees, as well as the safety of visitors, is the highest priority of the university administration and Board of Trustees. The prohibition of unauthorized firearms on university property reduces risk and supports a safe climate for the pursuit of the university’s academic mission and its role in serving communities around the state.
Firearm - means a gun, whether loaded or unloaded, that discharges shot or a projectile by means of an explosive, a gas or compressed air.
Indiana University Property – Buildings, grounds, and land that are owned by Indiana University or controlled by Indiana University, via leases or other contractual arrangements.
Any violations of this policy by members of the Indiana University community (faculty, staff, academic staff, students, or volunteers) will be dealt with in accordance with applicable university policies and procedures, which may include disciplinary actions up to and including termination from the university.
Violations of this policy by anyone not a member of the Indiana University community will result in removal from Indiana University property. Legal prohibitions regarding physical presence on campus/trespassing may also be pursued.
Suspected violations of law will be referred to law enforcement and may result in criminal penalties.
|Superintendent of Public Safety||Benjamin Hunterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IUB Police||Laury Flint, Chief of Policeemail@example.com|
|IUPUI Police||Doug Johnson, Chief of Policefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IUE Police||Scott Dunning, Chief of Policeemail@example.com|
|IUK Police||Thomas Remender, Chief of Policefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IUN Police||Wayne James, Chief of Police;||email@example.com|
|IUS Police||Charles Edelen, Chief of Policefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IUSB Police||Kurt Matz, Chief of Policeemail@example.com|
|IPFW Police||Stephen Kimbrough, Chief of Policefirstname.lastname@example.org|