Possession of Firearms Policy
Possession of firearms and other weapons on University property may, in specific circumstances, be necessary to fulfill academic and extracurricular activities and in conjunction with law enforcement activities; therefore, the University shall prohibit the unauthorized possession of ammunition, firearms, explosive weapons, and other weapons as defined in Missouri Revised Statutes, on University premises (including parking lots and vehicles owned or leased by the University) by members of the University community and guests, except employees as outlined below, and that authorization to possess such items on University property or University vehicles be vested in the President of the University and delegated to the Director of Safety and Transportation of his/her designee. Be it further resolved that the following amendment be made to Article IV: Proscribed Conduct, in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Authorization to possess such items on University property may be granted by the Director of Safety and Transportation or his/her designee.
Employees of the state are authorized, as per RSMO 571.030, paragraph 6, enacted August 28th 2013, to have a firearm in the employee’s vehicle on property owned or leased by the state if the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible, for the duration of time that the employee is conducting activities within the scope of his or her employment.