Firearms on Campus

In light of the trend regarding respecting concealed weapons permits on university campuses, Liberty University’s president has amended the campus weapons policy. The amended policy creates exceptions for university visitors with valid concealed weapons permits to come on campus with their weapons. The policy is designed so persons with concealed weapons permits can carry them concealed on campus as they would off campus and keep their weapons in their locked cars while visiting campus without violating university policy. Similarly, members of the university community that are over 21 with concealed weapons permits can seek permission from LUPD to carry concealed weapons on campus and store them in their locked vehicles. Faculty and staff are allowed to have concealed weapons stored in secured containers in their offices once approved by LUPD. Resident students may carry concealed or store weapons in residence halls in a university provided safe once approved by LUPD. The weapons policy also outlines a procedure for members of the university community of any age to store their weapons with LUPD.

View the full university policy.

What should I do if I notice someone carrying a weapon?

Because there are persons who carry concealed weapons on campus, it is very possible that you may see a weapon on a person. In such conditions, you are encouraged to call the University Police, give a description of the individual, and location. You may remain anonymous. A police officer will be dispatched to locate and contact the person to confirm that they are lawfully carrying the weapon.

Examples of other institutions permitting students and others to have concealed weapons with state permit and/or campus police permission:


  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • Aims Community College
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Front Range Community College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Morgan Community College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Trinidad State Junior College


  • Michigan State University


  • University of Mississippi


  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Dixie State College of Utah
  • College of Eastern Utah
  • Snow College
  • Salt Lake Community College


Any questions regarding this regulation should be directed to the Liberty University Police Department:

FAX 434-582-7616 (24hr)
Non-Emergency Phone # 592-7641
Emergency Phone Dial # 3911

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