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Rule 3341-6-23 | Firearms, deadly weapons, and dangerous ordinance.


(A) Policy statement and purpose

No person shall possess, store or use a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance as defined in the Ohio Revised Code, in and/or on university owned, rented and/or sponsored property except where specifically permitted.

(B) Policy scope

This policy applies to all persons coming on to the university premises including faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors and contractors, except where specifically permitted.

This policy does not apply to law enforcement officers coming on to the university premises while engaged in the performance of their official duties or while required to possess a firearm by rules of the officers employing agency.

This policy does not apply to firearms, deadly weapons or dangerous ordinance possessed by or used by persons affiliated with the reserve officer training corps (ROTC) in the performance of official ROTC responsibilities and functions.

Persons holding valid concealed weapons permits may lock firearms in motor vehicles parked on the campus in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and the university concealed weapons policy.

(C) Policy

(1) Responsible office

The Bowling Green state university department of public safety is solely responsible for the oversight and implementation of this policy. All requests for deviation or exceptions of this policy must be approved by the director of public safety or her or his designee.

(2) Implementation of policy

Persons determined to be in violation of this policy are subject to immediate action under the university rules applicable to that individual including but not limited to, student judicial affairs, and employee disciplinary action up to and including removal, dismissal or termination in accordance with applicable law, rule or collective bargaining agreement. Persons determined to be in violation of this policy may also be subject to criminal prosecution or persona non grata proceedings.

(3) Related policies

(a) University policies on workplace violence, concealed weapons and the student code.

(D) Policy definitions

A "firearm", "deadly weapon" and "dangerous ordinance" shall have the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code. For purposes of this policy a "firearm" and "dangerous ordinance" does not include a cannon or artillery piece of as defined in division (L)(3) of section 2923.11 of the Revised Code, and the primers and powder appurtenant thereto, that is used only for display or celebrations at a university sponsored event.

The "university premises" are any facilities, grounds, parking lots, vehicles, that are owned or leased by the university or that are owned or leased by the state of Ohio for the benefit of the university.

Date: May 23, 2013

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3345
Amplifies: 3345