Original Issuance Date: July 1, 2015
Last Revision Date:                

1. Purpose

The purpose of this practice directive is to establish restrictions on the ability to carry weapons or firearms at UW institutions.

2. Background

Under § 18.10(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code a person is prohibited from carrying, possessing, or using any dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities except with the written approval of the chief administrative officer or for law enforcement purposes.

3. Definitions

Please see SYS 1225, General Terms and Definitions, for a list of general terms and definitions.

4. Practice Directive

Concealed carry prohibitions are contained in the UW System Office of Financial Administration’s general administrative policies and are also the subject of an Office of General Counsel legal topic.  The full topic discussions can be found using the website links listed below:

 5. Related Documents

Wis. Admin. Code § 18.10(3), Dangerous weapons
2011 Wisconsin Act 35

6. History