University of Alabama at Birmingham
DANGEROUS WEAPONS AND FIREARMS POLICY
August 16, 2013
(Replaces "Policy Concerning Firearms, Ammunition, and Other Dangerous Weapons" dated May 1, 2008. Replaces wording concerning this subject in staff, faculty, student, or other handbooks wherever that wording is contrary to the stipulations of this policy.)
See also stipulations concerning firearms in the UAB Student Housing and Residential Life Handbook.
The University seeks to maintain a welcoming and safe educational environment for students, employees, and visitors, and adopts this policy for possession of dangerous weapons and firearms on campus and at events.
Except as otherwise stated in this policy or as otherwise allowed by law, the University prohibits the possession, transportation, and use of firearms and other dangerous weapons on campus. This policy applies to all persons on campus, including faculty, staff, students, contractors, patients, and visitors. University students may not possess firearms at any time on campus (except as expressly authorized by the University Police Department (“UPD”). Dangerous weapons are not allowed on campus at any time. Any dangerous weapons may be confiscated.
Faculty and staff may not possess firearms on campus or while otherwise engaged in duties associated with their employment, except for a firearm properly maintained in a personal vehicle in a manner consistent with Alabama law.
Consistent with Alabama law, all persons (including concealed carry permittees) are strictly prohibited from possessing firearms (1) at facilities which provide inpatient or custodial care of patients with psychiatric, mental or emotional disorders; and (2) at locations where guards and other security features are employed, such as athletic events.
This Policy will be published in staff, faculty, and student handbooks, and supersedes any contrary provisions.
Persons on campus and in violation of University policy are trespassers and may be dealt with accordingly, including, but not limited to, being removed from campus and receiving a written directive to remain off campus. Contractors and vendors are expected to comply with policy and contract terms. Violations of Alabama law may be dealt with by appropriate law enforcement. Student violations may be addressed in accordance with the Non-Academic Student Conduct Policy as well as other applicable policies and may include sanctions, up to and including expulsion. Employee violations may be resolved in accordance with employer policies, up to and including termination.