Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Oregon

Oregon-guns

In an Oregon Court of Appeals case (2011), three judges concluded that Oregon public colleges and universities no longer have authority to ban weapons on the physical grounds of a campus.  Each school does however, have discretion as to whether to permit concealed handguns inside buildings, dormitories, event centers, and classrooms.  Private colleges and universities may still prohibit weapons throughout the entire campus including grounds.

On March, 2, 2012, the Oregon Higher Education Board voted unanimously to ban weapons in all seven state colleges and universities, except for active duty military personnel and law enforcement, or some schools with special written permission.

Schools in Oregon that Allow Concealed Guns on Campus

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As of October 1, 2015, please click the link next the school to learn their weapons’ policy. 

See below:

 

Two Year Colleges Note Link to Handbook
Blue Mountain Community College Concealed carry not permitted http://www.bluecc.edu/home/showdocument?id=2586
Central Oregon Community College Concealed carry permitted, but with limitations http://www.cocc.edu/public-safety/faq/
Chemeketa Community College Concealed carry permitted with written permission http://www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/parkingandsafety/policieslaws/weapons.html
Clackamas Community College Concealed carry not permitted http://www.clackamas.edu/Courtesy_Services.aspx
Clatsop Community College Concealed carry permitted with written permission  https://www.clatsopcc.edu/sites/default/files/file/policies/3_235%20Weapons(2).pdf
Columbia Gorge Community College Concealed carry permitted with written permission http://www.cgcc.edu/sites/cgcc.us/files/board-of-education/Policies/AR%20070.019.000%20Workplace%20Violence%20051215.pdf
Klamath Community College Concealed carry not permitted  https://www.klamathcc.edu/Students/Code-of-Conduct
Lane Community College Concealed carry not permitted  https://www.lanecc.edu/copps/student-code-conduct
Linn-Benton Community College No information available
Mt. Hood Community College Concealed carry not permitted http://www.mhcc.edu/AR-5040-C/
Oregon Coast Community College Concealed carry not permitted  http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/student-discipline-guidelines-student-conduct
Portland Community College Concealed carry permitted with written permission  http://www.pcc.edu/about/public-safety/policies.html
Rogue Community College Concealed carry not permitted https://www.roguecc.edu/GIAP/PDF/Firearms%20Enforcement%20AP-015(a).pdf 
Southwestern Oregon Community College Concealed carry not permitted  https://mylakerlink.socc.edu/ICS/icsfs/possession-of-firearms-destructive-devices-weapons.pdf?target=bb9cba49-eab0-4792-8f37-a8d0c6053fd3
Tillamook Bay Community College  No info available
Treasure Valley Community College Concealed carry not permitted  http://www.tvcc.cc/media/documents/residence_life/residence_life%20_handbook.pdf#search=weapons
Umpqua Community College As of March 2015, Concealed carry was not permitted, except by written permission by college https://web.archive.org/web/20150317085529/http://umpqua.edu/resources-and-services/academic/student-code-of-conduct?showall=&start=4
4 Year Colleges Notes Handbook
Eastern Oregon University Concealed carry banned except for law enforcement and active duty military. https://www.eou.edu/council/files/2013/02/fac-staff-CampusWeaponsPolicy.pdf
Oregon Institute of Technology Concealed carry permitted with written permission http://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/campus-safety/other-services/firearms
Oregon State University Concealed carry banned except for law enforcement and active military, and in campus housing http://fa.oregonstate.edu/sites/fa.oregonstate.edu/files/manuals/gen/ous-policy-on-firearms.pdf
Portland State University  Concealed carry banned except for law enforcement and active military https://www.pdx.edu/cpso/firearm-policy 
Southern Oregon University Concealed carry not permitted http://www.sou.edu/assets/policies/docs/drug-alcohol-weapons.pdf 
University of Oregon Concealed carry is permitted in special areas and with written permission http://police.uoregon.edu/weapons-policy 
Western Oregon University Concealed carry permitted with written permission www.wou.edu/ucs/php/getpolicy.php?pid=432