Firearms and weapons of any type are strictly prohibited on campus, including concealed weapons for which the carrier has a legal permit. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms (e.g., Airsoft guns, BB guns, handguns, paintball guns, pellet guns, rifles), bows and arrows, explosives, knives, martial arts weapons, metal knuckles, and stun weapons. Possession or use of a realistic facsimile of a weapon is also prohibited on campus.
The University of Lynchburg retains final authority for determining whether an item or substance constitutes a weapon. Considerations may include, but are not limited to, the intended purpose and actual use of the item or substance, as well as the potential and actual harm resulting from it.
Weapons on campus may be confiscated and not returned to the owner. Possession and/or use of a weapon results in immediate disciplinary action, which may include separation from the University of Lynchburg. Exceptions to this policy may be made when a legitimate, authorized, classroom-based need exists.