ARTICLE 22. POSSESSION OF WEAPONS POLICY

By Kansas Board of Regents Policy (Chapter II.G.30.), to the extent allowed by law and except as otherwise provided herein, each state university shall be weapons-free.  As such, no weapons will be allowed on University premises or facilities, or at University-sponsored or supervised events.  Students are subject to criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action for violation of this policy. Nothing in this policy shall be read to prohibit possession of weapons on campus (1) as necessary for the conduct of Board approved academic programs or university approved activities or practices, or (2) by university police or security officers while acting within the scope of their employment.  For the purpose of this policy, “weapons” means:

  1. Any object or device which will, is designed to, or may be readily converted to expel bullet, shot or shell by the action of an explosive or other propellant;
  2. any handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other firearm of any nature, including concealed weapons licensed pursuant to the Personal and Family Protection Act, and amendments thereto;
  3. any BB gun, pellet gun, air/C’O2 gun, stun gun or blow gun;
  4. any explosive, incendiary or poison gas (A) bomb, (B) mine, (C) grenade, (D) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, or (E) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than 1⁄4 ounce;
  5. any incendiary or explosive material, liquid, solid or mixture equipped with a fuse, wick or other detonating device;
  6. any tear gas bomb or smoke bomb; however, personal self-defense items containing mace or pepper spray shall not be deemed to be a weapon for the purposes of this policy;
  7. any knife, commonly referred to as a switch-blade, which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement;
  8. any straight-blade knife of four inches or more such as a dagger, dirk, dangerous knife or stiletto; except that an ordinary pocket knife or culinary knife designed for and used solely in the preparation or service of food shall not be construed to be a weapon for the purposes of this policy;
  9. any martial arts weapon such as nunchucks or throwing stars; or
  10. any longbow, crossbow and arrows or other projectile that could cause serious harm to any person.