9.4 Restrictions on Weapons/Dangerous Substances

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Effective Date:

6-19-01

Revision Date:

10-25-18

University Policy Statement

It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University that no person shall possess or use any firearm or other dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business. Further, no person shall possess or use explosive materials, incendiary devices or other dangerous objects or substances on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business.

The above prohibitions shall not apply:

  • To University employees who are authorized by the University to possess and/or use such weapons, devices or substances;

  • To other non-University law enforcement officers or other non-University employees who are authorized by their employers to possess or use such weapons, devices or substances in the performance of their official duties;

  • To a person who possesses or uses such weapons, devices or substances in connection with a regularly scheduled educational, recreational or training program authorized by the University;

  • To a person who possesses or uses such weapons, devices or substances as part of a military or similar uniform or costume in connection with a public ceremony or parade or theatrical performance;

  • When the University's Director of Public Safety has waived the prohibition based on extraordinary circumstances. Any such waiver must be in writing and must define its scope and duration.

Responsibility for Implementation

The University's President, Director of Public Safety and Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility have overall responsibility for implementing and enforcing this policy.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all University employees, students and campus visitors. Violators may face disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and/or expulsion from campus.

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 19, 2001; para. .5827M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 25, 2018


Last Review Date: October 2018


University Policy Statement

It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University that no person shall possess or use any firearm or other dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business. Further, no person shall possess or use explosive materials, incendiary devices or other dangerous objects or substances on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business.

The above prohibitions shall not apply:

  • To University employees who are authorized by the University to possess and/or use such weapons, devices or substances;

  • To other non-University law enforcement officers or other non-University employees who are authorized by their employers to possess or use such weapons, devices or substances in the performance of their official duties;

  • To a person who possesses or uses such weapons, devices or substances in connection with a regularly scheduled educational, recreational or training program authorized by the University;

  • To a person who possesses or uses such weapons, devices or substances as part of a military or similar uniform or costume in connection with a public ceremony or parade or theatrical performance;

  • When the University's Director of Public Safety has waived the prohibition based on extraordinary circumstances. Any such waiver must be in writing and must define its scope and duration.

Responsibility for Implementation

The University's President, Director of Public Safety and Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility have overall responsibility for implementing and enforcing this policy.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all University employees, students and campus visitors. Violators may face disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and/or expulsion from campus.