Duke Policies

Weapons/Firearms/Explosives

Although North Carolina law permits weapons on public university campuses under certain paramaters, Duke University policy has not changed and continues to prohibit weapons on campus.

It is against university policy to possess and/or use a gun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm of any kind, or any powerful explosive on university property. Additionally, other than when permitted by the vice president for Student Affairs (or his/her designee) for legitimate educational purposes, students are not permitted to possess and/or use on campus any weapon, including but not limited to mace, BB gun, stun gun, paintball gun, potato gun, realistic-looking toy gun, air rifle, air pistol, sword, bowie knife, dagger, slingshot, switchblade knife, blackjack, and metallic knuckles.

 

Last Updated: 08/12/2014 Policy Owner: Office of Student Conduct