Campus News

Weapons policy

UGA has adopted a revised firearms, weapons and explosives policy outlining the possession of weapons on university property and at UGA-sponsored ­activities.
The policy forbids using, possessing, manufacturing, distributing, maintaining, transporting or receiving firearms (even if inoperable). This includes paintball guns, BB guns, potato guns, air soft guns or projectile devices; any dangerous weapon, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, shotgun or silencer; any bacteriological weapon, biological weapon, destructive device, detonator, explosive, incendiary, over-pressure device or poison gas; any explosive materials; or any hoax device (any replicas of a destructive device).

The possession of a valid firearms permit or a valid license to carry a concealed weapon, does not exempt students from the provisions of this policy, but non-students are allowed to possess legal weapons or devices, provided such a device is kept in a locked compartment of a motor vehicle (i.e. the glove compartment) or a locked container or locked firearms rack within a motor vehicle.

Campus police officers are allowed to carry weapons.

For further information, see Georgia Code Section 16-11-127.1, contact the university police department or go online (