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Weapons Policy

Introduction

Policy Statement

Washington and Lee University is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all campus properties.

Applicability

This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff employees, as well as anyone else on property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by Washington and Lee University.

Policy

Washington and Lee University is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on all campus properties. The use, possession and storage of all firearms, components of firearms, live ammunition, blowguns, BB guns, air guns, stun weapons, explosives, machetes, electric shock devices, knives (except pocket knives having a folding metal blade of less than three inches) or other dangerous articles are prohibited on all properties owned, leased or otherwise controlled by Washington and Lee University. Law enforcement officers duly authorized to carry such instruments are excepted.

Any person violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University or termination of employment. Student violations should be reported to the Director of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Staff and faculty violations should be reported to the Director of Public Safety and the Executive Director of Human Resources. Any other suspected violations should be reported to the Director of Public Safety.

Revision History

Revised August 3, 2018 to add prohibited weapons.