PRP 5240 - Weapons, Firearms And Dangerous Devices Policy

Issued by: Richard H. Rugen, VP for Administration and Finance
Endorsed by Forum March 29, 2006

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is an institution of Higher Education and an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The possession of weapons, firearms or dangerous devices at such an institution would be disruptive of the academic mission except when used for the purpose of the official preservation of safety and security by campus police and other law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties. Weapons, firearms and dangerous devices are instruments capable of causing harm and injury to the campus population. Prohibition of such devices and instruments on University property is an attempt to reduce the possibility of injury to the campus population.

Accordingly, it shall be prohibited for anyone to possess or control weapons, firearms or dangerous devices at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: firearms, ammunition, explosives, billy clubs, martial arts weapons, bows and arrows, sabers, swords, daggers, switchblades, knives used primarily for hunting purposes, fireworks, pellet guns, air guns, BB guns, stun guns, paint ball guns and/or any other devices whose primary purpose is to inflict serious bodily injury

Exceptions to this policy may be granted in appropriate circumstances by the Director of University Safety and Police. Faculty, staff and students who bring hunting equipment or prohibited weapons to campus must register these items for storage in the University Police Department.

Failure to comply with the Weapons, Firearms and Dangerous Devices Policy will result in campus administrative or judicial actions.