Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Arkansas


In 2013, The Arkansas Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law, Act 226, which provides for faculty at Arkansas’ college and universities to carry concealed weapons.  The law contains a major provision – schools can opt out of the law on an annual basis.  For the 3rd year, every single 2 and 4 year college has exercised their “opt out” right, effectively keeping concealed weapons off all campuses in Arkansas.

Exception – In 2015, legislation was signed (Act 1078) , to allow persons with a concealed carry permit to leave a weapon locked in their car in K-12 (public only) parking lots, designated drop-off zones and public parking lots. With respect to public colleges and universities, the law permits guns to be locked in cars public parking lots and decks on campus.

Schools in Arkansas that Allow Concealed Guns on Campus

College Town Type
As of October 22, 2015 – None