Firearms, Weapons, and Explosives

The personal possession of firearms in all campus buildings and on all campus property is strictly prohibited.  This prohibition applies to all students, employees, independent contractors, and visitors, including those who have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.  Individuals who possess a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon may, however, keep the weapon locked in the trunk or glove compartment of their vehicle in the parking lot.  Students are also prohibited from possessing firearms or other weapons while operating a college vehicle or while engaging in college business.  This weapons prohibition does not apply to authorized security or law enforcement personnel.

The possession of any other weapons, such as, knives, ammunition, explosives and fireworks, is also prohibited and will be subject to disciplinary action. In addition, the use or possession of any of the above weapons, to include bows and arrows, slingshots, water balloon launchers, decorative swords and weaponry, knives, martial arts equipment, BB or pellet guns and other potentially hazardous items, are expressly prohibited on the St. Olaf campus.

A student wishing to store weapons on campus for hunting purposes only must register and store the gun and ammunition with public safety in the Administration Building. Weapons may not be kept in student rooms.

If you are aware that another student or other individual possesses a firearm or other weapon in violation of this policy, you should immediately report the conduct at issue to Public Safety (x3666) or call 911.