Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Kansas

Beginning July 1, 2017, any individual 21 years or older who is otherwise legally allowed to possess a concealed handgun may do so in any public facility, or on any public grounds unless proper security measures  are in place. Kansas does not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm.

‘‘Adequate security measures’’ means the use of electronic equipment and personnel at public entrances to detect and restrict the carrying of any weapons into the state or municipal building, including, but not limited to, metal detectors, metal detector wands or any other equipment used for similar purposes to ensure that weapons are not permitted to be carried into such building by members of the public. Adequate security measures for storing and securing lawfully carried weapons, including, but not limited to, the use of gun lockers or other similar storage options may be provided at public entrances.

Kansas Board of Regents


4 year

Emporia State University, Emporia

Fort Hays State University, Hays

Kansas State University, Manhattan

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg

University of Kansas, Lawrence

Washburn University, Topeka

Wichita State University, Wichita

2 year

Allen CC, Iola

Burton CC, Great Bend

Butler CC, El Dorado

Cloud County CC, Concordia

Coffeyville CC, Coffeyville

Colby CC, Colby

Cowley County CC, Arkansas City

Dodge City CC, Dodge City

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia

Fort Scott CC, Fort Scott

Garden City CC, Garden City

Highland CC, Highland

Hutchinson CC, Hutchinson

Independence CC, Independence

Johnson County CC, Overland Park

Kansas City Kansas CC, Kansas City

Labette CC, Parsons

Manhattan Area CC, Manhattan

Neosho County CC, Chanute

North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland

Pratt CC, Pratt

Salina Area Technical College, Salina

Seward County CC, Liberal

Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka

Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita

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Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.