The University of Houston-Victoria takes issues surrounding campus safety and guns on campus very seriously and strives to create policies that comply with the new Campus Carry law, protect the rights of citizens, and address the safety and security of the entire campus.
On June 13, 2015 Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill No. 11 (S.B. 11), also known as the "campus carry" law. S.B. 11 amends Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code to allow carrying of handguns by license holders on college campuses beginning on August 1, 2016.
While the University President may not generally prohibit license holders from carrying concealed weapons on the campus, the law gives public universities some discretion to regulate campus carry including designating certain areas on campus where concealed handguns are prohibited. The law authorizes the University to adopt and receive approval of its campus carry policy from the Board of Regents by August 1, 2016.
The University charged a 15-member Work Group comprised of representatives throughout various University departments and groups with the responsibility to develop a campus carry policy that is compliant with the new campus carry law. We have a frequently asked questions page addressing the campus carry law. The campus carry policy addresses the safety and welfare of university students and campus community.
View training for UHV’s new campus carry policy.