Weapons Policy - The University of Tulsa

Weapons Policy

Firearms, Air Rifles, Weapons, Explosives and Fireworks Policy

Firearms, air rifles, weapons (including knives with blades longer than four inches), explosives and fireworks are not permitted in any University building, on the campus grounds, or in vehicles on campus (except as provided herein) unless authorized by the University President (or their designee) or as required by law.

To the extent required by Oklahoma law, a lawfully possessed and stored handgun may be kept in vehicles parked in University parking spaces.  Effective November 1, 2019, to the extent required by Oklahoma law, a lawfully possessed and stored firearm, machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or metal knuckles may be kept in vehicles parked in University parking spaces.  Such weapons may not be removed from the vehicle.

Firearms are strictly prohibited in on-campus housing.

Students and employees who wish to bring firearms or other weapons to campus even for a short duration of time must immediately register them with Campus Security and turn them over for storage, unless the weapon is one permitted to be lawfully kept in a parked vehicle as provided above. The University strongly encourages storing weapons with Campus Security, rather than in parked vehicles.

Violation of this policy will result in a minimum $250 fine and disciplinary action.

Concealed Weapons

Consistent with Title 21 Oklahoma Statutes sections 1277(F) and 1290.22, it is prohibited for anyone to carry a concealed weapon on the University of Tulsa’s campus, except: under specified conditions as set out in University of Tulsa policy,  if authorized by the University President (or their designee), or as required by law.

Violation of The University of Tulsa’s policies pertaining to concealed weapons will result in a minimum $250 fine and disciplinary action. Please contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Student Affairs for questions or additional information.