Senate Bill 11, which allows the carry of handguns on college campuses by Concealed Handgun License Holders, has been enacted by the Texas Legislature and will take effect on August 1, 2016. While the law permits concealed carry on college campuses, it also gives individual universities the ability to establish rules and regulations regarding concealed carry on campus, so long as those regulations do not "generally prohibit" concealed carry of handguns on campus. These rules and regulations may include specific places or events in which the concealed carry of handguns is prohibited.
The MSU Campus Carry Task Force is requesting input from both the university and the greater community about how to best implement this law on the MSU campus. We invite you to submit your input by taking a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSUConcealedCarrySurvey. The survey will be open from October 26-November 6.
There will also be a public forum regarding campus carry from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 2, in Dillard 101. Individuals who wish to speak at the public forum must sign in between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Comments will be limited to 2 minutes.
Thank you for providing your thoughts about the implementation of campus carry at MSU. The MSU Campus Carry Task Force greatly values your input on this important issue.
Laura Woods Fidelie, J.D., M.B.A.
Criminal Justice Department
Midwestern State University