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Draft weapons policy comment period now closed

January 20, 2010

In December, the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System directed the presidents of each CSU campus to adopt and implement appropriate weapons control policies, including the reasonable control of concealed-carry weapons on campuses.

Updated Feb. 3, 2010

Comment period for weapons control policy now closed

The Office of the President thanks all who submitted comments regarding the draft of weapons control policy made available to campus Jan. 20. The period to provide comments and feedback concerning the draft of the policy ended on Jan. 29.

The revised policy essentially extends the existing prohibition against concealed-carry weapons in the residence halls to the entire campus, with certain exceptions.

The Board of Governors of the CSU System in December directed the presidents of each CSU campus to adopt and implement appropriate weapons control policies, including the reasonable control of concealed-carry weapons on campuses. The Board will review the policies at its Feb. 23 meeting.

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Updated existing policy at Board's directive

The board directed the presidents to present draft policies to the board for review and approval at its Feb. 23 meeting, before campuswide implementation.

CSU has updated its existing weapons policy to address the Board’s directive, and a draft of CSU’s revised policy [PDF] is available.
 
The revised policy essentially extends the existing prohibition against concealed-carry weapons in the residence halls to the entire campus, with certain exceptions.

Feedback through Jan. 29

Comments related to implementation of the policy may be sent to presofc@colostate.edu through Jan. 29.

The administration previously sought and appreciates feedback from the campus and local communities regarding whether concealed-carry weapons should be allowed on campus. However, the Board of Governors made that decision in December, and a question of whether to reasonably control weapons on campus is no longer the issue at hand.

Thoughts on how, not if, CSU will implement the policy

Feedback that will be considered at this time includes suggestions about the definition of a weapon, exemptions, storage, timelines, and additional thoughts about how, not if, CSU will implement the policy.

The CSU administration will review all relevant suggestions and feedback from the campus community before presenting a final policy to the Board of Governors for review at the board’s February meeting in Pueblo.