Policy 1431 – Possession of Firearms

Revision Date: 1/7/2021
Last Review: 1/7/2021
Responsible Office: University Police
Reference: R.S 95.2, R.S. 95.6, R.S. 40:1379.N.11


Louisiana Tech University enforces all provisions of the State Criminal Code including those prohibiting possession of firearms on a school campus (R.S. 95.2), within a firearms free zone (R.S. 95.6) and the Concealed Carry law (R.S. 40:1379.1). (R.S. 40:1379.N.11). These statutes make it illegal to possess a firearm on a University campus or within 1000 feet of the campus.

In addition to such criminal penalties as may be imposed, the unlawful use, possession or carrying of a firearm or dangerous weapon within University facilities and premises by an employee shall be cause for termination of employment. Further, the legal possession or use of a firearm by an employee in a manner which reasonably endangers the safety of others shall be cause for disciplinary action by Louisiana Tech University.

In addition to such criminal penalties as may be imposed, student possession of firearms is prohibited under the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Behavior under section 6.04:20 Possession and/or Use of Guns, Firearms, Knives, Explosives, and Other Weapons – Possession of and/or exploding of fireworks and other explosives and possession and/or discharging of shotguns, rifles, pistols, air rifles, BB guns, paint guns, sling shots, bows, Tasers, stun guns, and other lethal or damaging weapons on campus by student(s) unless authorized by the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Student Advancement is prohibited. Possession includes, but is not limited to, one’s person; University residence hall room; office, academic, administrative, or maintenance building; or vehicle.