Possession of firearms on campus is prohibited by state law and university policy.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding firearms on campus.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Website Address for this Policy
Failure to comply with university policy or state law will result in disciplinary action or criminal prosecution. Section 97-37-17 of the Mississippi Code makes it a felony for any student to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any firearm on university property.
The Chief of Operations for University Police is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
03/04/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.