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WVU BOG to vote on Campus Carry Rule

April 7th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

WVU’s Board of Governors will be voting on the proposed Campus Carry rule, designed to comply with the Campus Self Defense Act of 2023, during its April 12 meeting.

The Campus Self Defense Act of 2023 sets the parameters for people with concealed handgun permits to carry on public college and university campuses.  

The finalized rule will apply to WVU, WVU Institute of Technology, and WVU Potomac State College, and covers all university campuses, including HSC Charleston, HSC Martinsburg, School of Nursing Bridgeport Campus, and areas of the campus and buildings under the University’s custodial possession but does not include areas rented, leased, or under an exclusive agreement for the full-time occupancy and use of a private entity.

The rule, in conformity with the law, spells out 12 exceptions where “deadly weapons and dangerous objects” will remain prohibited. They include Puskar Stadium and the Coliseum, WVU daycares, areas used by WVU Police or other law enforcement, and in on-campus residence halls.