STUD-101: Guns and Weapons Policy

Impact Area: SUNY Morrisville (Morrisville campus, Norwich campus, EOC)

General Subject Area: Board of Trustees

Specific Subject Area: Governance

Author: University Police

Policy Summary

It is the policy of the University that shotguns, rifles, firearms or any devices capable of use as a weapon by release of noxious material, electric discharge or projectile, shall not be carried on the campus.  This prohibition applies to any deadly weapon, dangerous instrument or form of ammunition defined or described in New York Penal Law Section 265.00, as amended from time to time. This policy applies to every person present on University property at any time, including by way of example only; faculty, staff, students, licensees, visitors, members of affiliate organizations, vendors, contractors and their employees.

The only exceptions are the following:

  1. Persons in the military in performance of their official duties.
  2. Law enforcement or other governmental service who are performing official duties on campus as defined by law, regulation or lawful order.
  3. Persons authorized by their employer and duly licensed to collect or transport cash, checks and other valuables, and who are performing legitimate business responsibilities with authorized University employees or affiliates.
  4. Persons authorized in writing by the College President.