Weapons Possession Policy

The possession, use, or sale of firearms, ammunition, fireworks, major or minor explosives, or any illegal weapon is forbidden and subject to university discipline as well as criminal sanctions. Weapons are not allowed on campus except for transporting directly to and from the University Department of Public Safety for storage in the UDPS storage facilities for weapons belonging to students living on campus who wish to use the weapon for lawful hunting or sporting activities off-campus while attending Sul Ross State University.

All firearms and handguns being transported to and from the University Department of Public Safety must be carried and stored in a gun case or other means to prohibit direct contact with the weapon. A firearm means any device designed, made or adapted to expel substance or any device readily converted to that use (for example, a zip gun).

Prohibition on Weapons

It is a violation of the Texas State University System Board of Regents Rules and Regulations to possess, carry or otherwise cause a handgun, licensed or otherwise, concealed or otherwise, to be brought onto the premises of a system component. Sul Ross State University is a component of the Texas State University System.

"Premises of a System component" as used in this section means a structure and the land, including, appurtenances, on which the structure is situated, over which this board has ownership or control, including system component campuses, the system administration, leased facilities or other facilities where a system or component function, event, or activity takes or is taking place.

This prohibition shall not apply to academic programs or to events sponsored or approved by Sul Ross State University in which the university explicitly authorizes the use of handguns. Nor shall it be a violation of this rule to transport firearms and/or handguns for registration with and storage by the University Department of Public Safety.