C-8: Possession of Weapons

Adoption Date: 03/06/92  |  Revision Date: 05/18/98  |  Revision Date: 09/23/08  |  Revision Date: 12/17/13

Except as provided for in paragraph 4 of this policy, in Policy C-8.1 and pursuant to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, 430 ILCS 66, no person shall possess, on the Prairie State College campus or in any other location hosting College-sponsored activities, any dangerous or deadly weapon as enumerated in Article 24, Section 24-1 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 2012, 720 ILCS 5/24-1. This prohibition shall extend to carrying such weapon(s) about the person, in any vehicle, or in any place of storage on the campus.

A violation of this policy by an employee or student shall be an irremediable offense warranting disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or expulsion.

Any violator of this policy shall be subject to being reported promptly to appropriate authorities.

The prohibition set forth in this policy does not apply to current or retired sworn peace officers with proper credentials, College personnel who are required as a condition of employment to carry a weapon, or anyone who obtains express written approval in advance from the College President.