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Firearms and Ammunition

The use or threatened use of firearms or ammunition on University property or at University f unction. The possession of these items outside of a locked privately owned or leased motor vehicle, unless the person is authorized to carry by the State of Texas. Concealed handguns must be carried in accordance with University Rule 34.06.02W1. These items or those similar in nature may not be used for display or decoration in University buildings.

Students living in the residence halls:

In accordance with Texas SB 11 (Texas Government Code 411.2031), the “Campus Carry” law and WTAMU Rule 34.06.02W1, only residents who has a license to carry a concealed handgun will be permitted to have their handgun and ammunition in their residence hall room. The aforementioned law allows WTAMU to establish rules, regulations, or other provisions concerning the storage of handguns in the Residence Halls. Any student who has a license to carry a concealed handgun, and will store the weapon in the residence halls must rent a university owned safe. The use of personal safes for this reason is not permitted.

For more information, visit Carrying Concealed Handguns on Campus 34.06.02W1:

https://www.wtamu.edu/about/campus/campus-concealed-carry.html

Explosives, Fireworks, and Weapons

The possession, use or threatened use of these items is strictly prohibited on University property or at University functions, with the exception of approved events. This includes but is not limited to paint ball guns, stun guns, pellet guns, blow guns, air-powered guns, nun chucks, sling shots, brass knuckles, projectiles, bow and arrows, axes, swords, and knives with blades longer than 6”, etc. These items or those similar in nature may not be used for display or decoration in University buildings.