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    Salt Lake Community College enforces state law regulating weapons on campus. Possession or use of weapons while upon properties owned, leased, or controlled by the college or where college activities occur, including surrounding areas such as sidewalks, driveways and parking lots, is prohibited, except for authorized law enforcement officers and persons exempt under Utah State law. Because weapons are capable of inflicting serious injury and pose a clear risk to persons and property, violations of this policy may result in suspension or termination from the college and prosecution under appropriate laws.




    Weapons: Firearms, knives, explosives, or other object that in the manner of its use or intended use are capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.

    1. Violations

      Possession or use of any unauthorized weapon on college property or during college activities is a violation of this policy. Such violation may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination from the college and prosecution under appropriate local, state, or federal laws.

    2. Individual Exceptions

      Prior specific written permission from the college’s department of Public Safety to bring any weapon on campus may be obtained for certain educational, instructional, or authorized activities or legitimate purposes, such as class projects, class demonstrations, or displays of antique firearms or art objects.

    3. Program Exceptions

      Some students or instructors regularly use tools which fall under the definition of weapons. Such tools, when applied directly to a legitimate use in college programs, are exempt from this policy. Questions are to be directed to the college’s department of Public Safety.

Date of last cabinet review: October 2, 2018

The originator of this policy & procedure is the executive director of Public Safety. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the originator by calling 801-957-4571.