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A. Possession or storage of weapons by students is prohibited on any property owned or controlled by the University, including University certified housing units. Prohibited weapons include but are not limited to: 1) those listed in Parts I and II of Policy V-C-2 of the Campus Administrative Manual (; and 2) any BB gun, pellet gun, paint ball gun, or nunchaku. Souvenir weapons and those that have been rendered permanently inoperative also are prohibited.
B. In determining appropriate sanctions for violations of the student discipline rules contained in this Code (Article 1, Part 3), the use or threatened use of any object (whether or not listed in subsection A above) while committing the violation may be considered an aggravating factor.

A. Definition
1. 720 Illinois Compiled Statues 5/21-6 makes it a class A misdemeanor to possess or store on property “supported in whole or in part with State funds or Federal funds administered or granted through State agencies” any weapon “without prior written permission from the Chief Security Officer for such land or building.” Under this Statute, weapon is defined as including “a handgun, sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, any other firearm small enough to be concealed upon the person, semiautomatic firearm, or machine gun...any other rifle, shotgun, spring gun, other firearm, stun gun or taser as defined in paragraph (a) of Section 24-1 of this Code, knife with a blade of at least 3 inches in length, dagger, dirk, switchblade knife, stiletto, ax, hatchet, or other deadly or dangerous weapon or instrument of like character...a bludgeon, black-jack, slingshot, sand-bag, sand-club, metal knuckles, billy or other dangerous weapon of like character.” The University considers souvenirs and weapons that have been rendered permanently inoperative to fall within this law, as well as any bomb, bombshell, grenade, bottle or other container containing an explosive or noxious substance.

2. For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Statute, the chief security officer for the Urbana-Champaign campus and all properties administered under the auspices of the Urbana-Champaign campus has issued a statement of regulations and procedures. Inquiries about the weapons policy should be directed to the chief security officer.

B. Possession Regulations

1. Before written permission is granted, the registration procedure outlined by the chief security officer must be complied with. The weapon must be shown to the chief security officer’s designee (the University Police) and described in detail in the written permit issued.

2. Permission will not be granted to possess or store any weapon where possession would be in violation of the laws of the
United States, the laws of the state of Illinois or the regulations of the University of Illinois. Generally, permission will not be granted to possess or store any bludgeon, blackjack, slingshot, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, throwing star, any knife (commonly referred to as a switchblade knife) which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife or that opens by operation of inertia, gravity, or both, any device (commonly referred to as a ballistic knife) that propels a knifelike blade as a projectile by means of a coil spring, elastic material, or compressed gas, any dagger, dirk, billy, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, broken bottle, stun gun or taser or any other dangerous or deadly weapon of like character, any machine gun, semiautomatic assault weapon, armor piercing bullet, explosive bullet, large capacity ammunition feeding device, any tear gas gun projector or bomb or any object containing noxious liquid gas or substance, other than an object containing a non-lethal noxious liquid gas or substance designed solely for personal defense carried by a person 18 years of age or older. Permission to possess guns will be restricted generally to those used only for hunting or for practice or competition on a firing range. Hence, the permission to possess or store guns would generally be restricted to shotguns, .22 caliber rifles, and .38 caliber or smaller handguns with a 4-inch minimum barrel length. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for special match quality firearms.

3. Permission to possess guns will be restricted generally to those used only for hunting or for practice or competition on a firing range. Certain exceptions, as in the case of families living on University property, may be made in accordance with Rule 19.B.1.

4. Permission to store or possess any firearm will generally be granted only for possession and storage in the specific area designated by the University as a weapon storage area, the firing range, or in the living quarters of families maintaining households on University property and for the necessary travel to and from any such area. Permission generally will not be granted to possess or store any firearm in any dormitory, classroom building, or recreation facility of the University (except the Armory).

5. Registration in any course in which weapons are used in connection with the course shall constitute written permission for students to use any University-owned or
-controlled weapon in connection with the course.

6. Employees or agents of the University who are required by the University to possess or control weapons owned by the University are authorized to possess or store such weapons in the performance of their duties provided such weapons are registered with the University Police.

7. Local, State, and Federal peace officers authorized to possess weapons under the laws of the State of
, members of the armed services and reserve forces of the United States, and members of the Illinois National Guard are authorized to possess and store weapons used in the performance of their official duties.

Registration and Storage Procedure
Weapons must be registered and stored as follows:
1. Authorized weapons must be registered at the University Police Station, 101 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or as prescribed by the chief security officer or his designee. Registration shall include the name, campus address, social security number, and State of

Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Number of the possessor of the weapon and the serial number and description of the weapon. The registrant must present his or her Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and the weapon at registration. Prior permission is not required for necessary travel for this purpose. (If the possessor does not have a State of Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, he or she may store the weapon in accordance with the procedures and obtain such a card while the weapon is in storage.)

2. Guns and ammunition will be stored in the location designated by the University Police at the time of registration. Rifle and handgun ammunition stored in University storage areas must be nonjacketed, target type. All guns and ammunition transported on campus and placed in storage must be in cases or boxes. An identification tag or label must be placed on each case or box by the registrant. The identification tag or label will include the registrant’s name and social security number.

3. A log will be maintained by the custodians of the various gun storage facilities, and the weapon and ammunition will be logged in and out by the custodian. The registrant must show his or her Firearm Owner’s Identification Card with picture to the custodian when checking out his or her gun. Registrants may be required to furnish padlocks for use in securing weapons within storage facilities.