The possession, storing, carrying, or use of any weapon, ammunition, or explosive by any person is prohibited in all residence halls, commons buildings, and quad areas immediately adjacent to the residence halls. This includes pistols, rifles, shotguns, BB guns, paintball guns, air gun, spring gun, implement that propels a pellet of any kind with a force that could damage or cause bodily harm, starter pistols, flare guns, tranquilizer gun, stun gun, zip gun, speargun, dart gun, slingshot ammunition or bows and arrows. Any knife, dagger, razor, or other cutting instruments in which the blade is exposed automatically through a switch, pushbutton, or spring mechanism. Any striking instrument including clubs, truncheons, blackjacks, sandbags or metal knuckles. Any martial arts weapons including nunchakus, tonfas, staffs, and throwing stars. Any device which discharges chemical irritant or tear gas including smoke grenades and any incendiary device including flammable liquids enclosed in readily breakable containers that can be equipped with an igniter. Individuals that need any of these items for a recognized University-sponsored or supervised activity will need to store the item at Police Services until they are needed for the activity/event. See University Policy SY-12 for more information.
In addition, recreational/toy weapons including nerf guns, water guns, dart guns, or other toys replicating authentic weapons in any way are not permitted to be used in the residence halls or common buildings immediately adjacent to these buildings. Residence hall students may store the recreational/toy weapons listed in this paragraph in their residence room for use at University-sponsored or supervised activities/events.