Q: Where will concealed handguns be allowed at UNT under the campus carry law?
A: As outlined in the UNT campus carry policy, a license holder may carry a concealed handgun while on the campus premises, which includes university buildings and public driveways, streets, sidewalks or walkways, parking lots, parking garages and other parking areas on campus. Concealed handguns also can be carried in university passenger transportation vehicles unless prohibited by state or federal law or by the UNT policy. License holders are responsible for knowing where concealed handguns may not be carried even where notice is not required to be posted.
Q: Where will concealed handguns be prohibited at UNT under the new campus carry law?
A: Section IV of the UNT campus carry policy lists areas and events where concealed handguns may not be carried on campus either by state law or UNT policy. These areas include: places where a intercollegiate or high school sporting event is taking place; places of religious worship; in laboratories where biological hazards are present; locations where medical, health or clinical services are provided; locations where services to minors are provided, specifically the Child and Family Resource Center, Child Development Lab, Kristin Farmer Autism Center and McConnell Hall; areas where large-scale events are taking place, specifically the ballrooms and Lyceum in the University Union, ballroom in the Gateway Center, Coliseum, Main Auditorium, Murchison Performing Arts Center, University Theatre and Voertman Concert Hall; as well as at other locations or events.
Q: Can UNT ban all handguns on campus?
A: No. The campus carry bill allows the university to establish certain locations and events where concealed handguns are prohibited. However, the university cannot prohibit license holders from carrying everywhere on campus, as that would be a violation of the law. As a reminder, A License to Carry (LTC) holder may not carry a handgun openly on the UNT campus.
Q: How will I know areas on campus where concealed handguns are not allowed?
A: Universities must post a sign at all places and events where their policies prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns. However, state law does not require universities to post signs at places and activities where concealed handguns are prohibited by laws other than UNT policy, such as a place of worship and where a university building is used as a polling place for a state or federal election. License holders are responsible for knowing where state and federal law prohibit them from carrying a concealed handgun.
Q: Are handguns the only type of firearm to which campus carry applies?
A: Yes. Senate Bill 11 makes it legal for LTC holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, but not rifles and other weapons.
Q: Can individual faculty or staff members post signage that prohibits concealed handguns in their offices or classrooms?
A: No. All places where concealed handguns are prohibited on campus are outlined in the UNT policy.