Weapons On Campus 5019


Weapons: Including but not limited to: firearms, components of firearms, live ammunition, electric stun devices, tasers, explosives, fireworks, air guns, paintball guns, slingshots, knives (except non-spring pocket knives having a folding blade of less than three inches), martial arts weapons, military memorabilia, swords, and bows and arrows (including crossbows and bolts).

Policy Owner:

The Vice President for Student Affairs oversees this policy, and the Longwood University Police Department is responsible for compliance, enforcement and proper procedures.


The purpose of this policy is to establish rules concerning the possession and storage of weapons on campus. 


Longwood University is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all campus owned and managed properties. The possession and/or storage of weapons on the Longwood University campus and Longwood managed properties is prohibited. Failure to abide by this policy may result in disciplinary charges for students. Non-students found to be in possession of weapons on campus, outside of the authorized exceptions, may be removed from Longwood University campus or managed property. Violators may also be subject to criminal prosecution.

Exceptions: The possession of weapons or firearms:

  • Law enforcement officers duly authorized to carry such weapons.
  • Any person who possesses a knife, blade or other tool that they customarily use in their trade while working on Longwood owned or managed property.
  • As required for classroom instruction. 
  • Upon approval of the Chief of Police or designee for the benefit of campus safety. 

Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors on September 13, 2019.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors on June 6, 2022.