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Safety and Security

Creating a safe and secure campus to allow students, faculty and staff to focus on excellent academics, research and public service.

Weapons On Campus

Weapons Policy

For the safety of everyone, all types of weapons are prohibited on campus. This includes but is not restricted to firearms, ammunition, explosives, air guns, BB guns, crossbows, bows and arrows, spring-type guns, slingshots, firecrackers, and fireworks.

Anyone possessing or using any of these weapons can and will be subject to disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment, or fine according to Washington state or federal law.

WAC* 504-26-213 Firearms and dangerous weapons
No student may carry, possess, or use any firearm, explosive (including fireworks), dangerous chemical, or any dangerous weapon on university property or in university-approved housing. Airsoft guns and other items that shoot projectiles are not permitted in university-approved housing.

*WAC is the Washington Administrative Code, the body of laws from the administrative branch of state government.