Campus Carry

Effective August 1, 2016, as authorized by Texas Government Code Section 411.2031, an individual who holds a valid license to carry a handgun (“license holder”) is allowed to carry a concealed handgun on or about their person on the campuses and certain other locations associated with public institutions of higher education. The law allows the University President to establish reasonable rules, regulations, or other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on the campus of the institution or on premises located on the campus of the institution. 

For information specific to Texas State University, please refer to UPPS 01.04.45

Frequently Asked Questions

Campus Carry can seem complex. Understanding that, we’ve taken the liberty of comprehensively answering the most pressing and common questions about Campus Carry, its implementation on our campuses, and its impact on you.

Campus Carry Rules and Policies

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Statements for Use on Websites, Documents and Literature

The following language should be used university-wide to provide notice to the public about Campus Carry policies.