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Weapons on Campus Policy


Policy Number Policy Owner
8026.1 University Police

Revision History:

Date Version Change Ref Section
Pre-2008 1.0 New Document  
c. 2008 2.0 Major Revisions  
9/21/2016 2.1 Minor Revisions  
1/6/2017 2.2 Minor Revisions  

Statement of Policy

Weapons are prohibited on campus. All personnel are reminded of the following from the Penal Law of the State of New York:

A person (other than a police officer or authorized peace officer) is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon when: ... he knowingly has in his possession a rifle, shotgun, or firearm in or upon a building or grounds used for educational purposes, of any school, college or university. . . without the written authorization of such educational institution... Criminal possession of a weapon is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by not in excess of one (1) year imprisonment..

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