Students Carrying Firearms - Student Affairs (Policy VII-011)

Students Carrying Firearms - Student Affairs (Policy VII-011)

Abstract:
Student Affairs policy VII-011 outlines the regulations regarding student possession of firearms on campus.
Effective Date:
8/21/2008
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Students
Material Original Source:

Policy Number: SA VII-011
Policy Date: 8/21/08

POLICY STATEMENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS


Subject: Students Carrying Firearms


  1. No firearms, ammunition, or dangerous weapons are allowed in buildings or other facilities of the University of Alabama at Birmingham at any time.  A gun permit does not authorize a staff member, faculty member, student, patient, or visitor to bring firearms into UAB buildings or into other UAB facilities under any circumstances.
  2. UAB prohibits the possession, transportation and use of firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons on University property.  This policy applies to all employees (faculty and staff), contractors, students, patients, and visitors.
  3. The only exceptions to this policy will be for UAB Police officers, civil law enforcement officers, members of a UAB-sanctioned course or team who are required to carry firearms or weapons when in discharge of their official class or team duties, and private police or security personnel when hired by, or under contract with UAB.
  4. Law enforcement officers who are attending school as students must keep their weapons concealed unless they are wearing a uniform.
  5. UAB complies with, and shall enforce, all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relative to this policy and necessary for its enforcement.
  6. A violation of this policy by a student constitutes non-academic misconduct, and the student will be subject to established disciplinary action for non-academic misconduct.  UAB’s policies on non-academic conduct are found in the student handbook, Direction.  (See also UAB “Policy Concerning Firearms, Ammunition, and Other Dangerous Weapons”.)