Appendix L: Firearms


To ensure a safe campus community, all firearms/bows must be registered through the Campus Police Department and stored in an assigned gun locker in the Police Department.

Approved firearms include rifle, shotguns and archery equipment that meet Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ specific requirements to be considered legal for hunting use or sporting clays, skeet, or trap shooting. None may hold more than five rounds. Paintball guns belonging to College Paintball Club members will be allowed and will be subject to all firearms registration requirements and regulations.

All firearms / bows must be checked in with Campus Police immediately when brought onto campus. They will be secured in the designated locker at all times, except when checked out to be taken immediately off College property. Immediately upon returning to Campus, the firearm / bow must be checked back in with Campus Police to be secured in the designated locker. Firearms must be registered in the Campus Police Department on the day they are brought to campus.

No firearms may be stored in vehicles or residence facilities (on or off campus). All firearms as well as ammunition must be stored in an assigned locker in the Campus Police Department at all times. Firearms must be carried in a protective case while being transported.

The following are prohibited on College property at all times: handguns, pistols, BB/CO2 guns or pistols or their like, compressed air guns or pistols, air-soft guns or pistols, stun guns, tomahawks or machetes, slingshots, blow guns, switchblade knives, butterfly knives, axes, metal/brass knuckles, fireworks or explosives or chemicals that are explosive in nature (not under the control of an academic department), paintball guns that are not owned and registered by College Paintball Club members, and any toy or replica thereof. This policy does not apply to law enforcement personnel. The College retains the final authority to evaluate potential dangers and determine what constitutes a dangerous and unauthorized weapon. Items deemed as dangerous and unauthorized weapons may be removed or confiscated at any time. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police at 434-223-6164 or the Office of Student Affairs at 434-223-6128.

Violation of this policy will result in action by the Student Justice System including, but not limited to: a fine, the forfeiture of a student’s privileges to keep firearms at the College, the confiscation of said firearm(s) until the student can reasonably return his firearm(s) to his home and verify he has done so, and possible eviction from campus housing.