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Interim Policy 1-003: Firearms on Campus

Revision #0. Effective date: September 24, 2007.

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  1. Purpose and Scope
  2. Definitions
  3. Policy
  4. Policies/ Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other Related Resources
  5. References
  6. Contacts
  7. History

  1. Purpose and Scope‌

    1. Purpose.

      To set forth the University's Policy on firearms on campus and to provide that violation of this Policy subjects faculty, staff and students to internal University disciplinary processes.

    2. Scope.


  2. Definitions‌


  3. Policy‌

    1. The University of Utah enforces state law regulating firearms on campus. This enforcement occurs in two ways. First, University police will investigate and take appropriate action, up to and including referral for criminal prosecution, when violations occur. Second, the University will consider any violation of state law regulating firearms to be a violation of University Policy. Accordingly, such a violation is subject to disciplinary action under University disciplinary policies applicable to faculty, students, and staff.

      Sections IV- VII are for user information and are not subject to the approval of the Academic Senate or the Board of Trustees. The Institutional Policy Committee, the Policy Owner, or the Policy Officer may update these sections at any time.

  4. Policies/ Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other Related Resources‌

    1. Policies/ Rules. [reserved]

    2. Procedures, Guidelines, and Forms.

      1. Guideline G1-003A: Firearms on Campus Guideline
    3. Other Related Resources.

      1. Firearms on Campus Information Page
  5. References‌

    1. State Law

      1. Utah Code Section 76-10-500

      2. Utah Code Section 76-10-505.5

      3. Utah Code Section 76-3-203.2

      4. Utah Code Section 53-5-704

      5. Utah Code Section 53-5-705

      6. Utah Code Section 76-10-511

      7. Utah Code Section 76-10-523

    2. University of Utah Regulations

      1. Policy 1-004: Violence in the Workplace and Academic Environment

      2. Policy 5-111: Corrective Action and Termination Policy for Staff Employees

      3. Policy 6-400: Student Rights and Responsibilities

      4. Policy 6-316: Code of Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

  6. Contacts‌

    The designated contact officials for this regulation are

    1. Policy Owner(s) (primary contact person for questions and advice): Vice President and General Counsel

    2. Policy Officer(s): Vice President and General Counsel

      See University Rule 1-001 for information about the roles and authority of policy owners and policy officers.

  7. History‌

    1. Current version. Revision 0.

      1. Effective September 24, 2007. This interim Policy was adopted on September 24, 2007 by action of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. This Policy will remain in effect until a permanent Policy is adopted after review by appropriate internal University groups.

      2. Editorial Revision

        a. Editorially revised September 2, 2022 to move to current regulations template

    2. Renumbering

      1. Previously numbered as Policy and Procedures Manual 1-19.

Last Updated: 4/22/24