Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Oregon

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. [People who enter business relationships with state universities must agree not to carry guns on campus property. Those include students, employees, contractors, people buying tickets to university events or people renting university property.]

On March, 2, 2012, the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, FKA (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.

As of October 1, 2016, please click the link next the school to learn their weapons’ policy. 

See below:

 

Two Year Colleges Link to Handbook
Blue Mountain Community College

Faculty : http://www.bluecc.edu/home/showdocument?id=6323

Students: http://www.bluecc.edu/home/showdocument?id=2586

Central Oregon Community College

http://www.cocc.edu/public-safety/faq/

 

Chemeketa Community College http://www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/parkingandsafety/policieslaws/weapons.html
Clackamas Community College https://www.clackamas.edu/client/NewsDetail.aspx?id=4295001030https://www.clackamas.edu/uploadedFiles/Internal/Human_Resources/Bargaining_Agreements_and_Handbooks/Content/EmplHBNew3-16-2015.pdf
Clatsop Community College  https://www.clatsopcc.edu/sites/default/files/file/policies/3_235%20Weapons(2).pdf
Columbia Gorge Community College https://www.cgcc.edu/policies/30a-student-rights-responsibilities-and-conduct
http://www.cgcc.edu/sites/cgcc.us/files/board-of-education/Policies/AR%20070.019.000%20Workplace%20Violence%20051215.pdf
Klamath Community College  https://www.klamathcc.edu/Students/Code-of-Conduct
Lane Community College  https://www.lanecc.edu/copps/student-code-conduct
https://www.klamathcc.edu/getmedia/5ab1f7e5-306d-4c53-ad36-7e2fd8870b5b/StudentHandbook.pdf;
Linn-Benton Community College http://po.linnbenton.edu/bpsandars/AR%201025-01%20Prevention%20of%20Workplace%20Violence.pdf
https://www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/administration-information/policies/students-rights-responsibilities-and-conduct
Mt. Hood Community College http://www.mhcc.edu/AR-5040-C/
Oregon Coast Community College http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Catalog_100515b.pdf
http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OCCC_Student_Handbook_15_16b.pdf
Portland Community College  http://www.pcc.edu/about/public-safety/policies.html
Rogue Community College http://web.roguecc.edu/sites/web.roguecc.edu/files/Sites/GIAP/pdf/Firearms%20Enforcement%20AP-015(a).pdf http://web.roguecc.edu/sites/web.roguecc.edu/files/Sites/GIAP/pdf/Student%20Rights%2C%20Freedoms%20AP-003.pdf
Southwestern Oregon Community College https://mylakerlink.socc.edu/ICS/icsfs/possession-of-firearms-destructive-devices-weapons.pdf?target=bb9cba49-eab0-4792-8f37-a8d0c6053fd3
http://www.socc.edu/images/accreditation/pgs/bmdoc/ex-employee-conduct.pdf
http://www.socc.edu/images/studentlife/swocc-hb.pdf
Tillamook Bay Community College  No information available
Treasure Valley Community College http://www.tvcc.cc/media/documents/residence_life/residence_life%20_handbook.pdf#search=weapons
https://www.tvcc.cc/media/documents/about/srfr_081914_approved.pdf
Umpqua Community College https://www.umpqua.edu/resources-and-services/academic/student-code-of-conduct
http://www.umpqua.edu/community-workforce-training/185-about-ucc/offices-administration/400-safety-security-info
http://www.umpqua.edu/88-resources-and-services?start=1
4 Year Colleges Handbook
Eastern Oregon University https://www.eou.edu/council/files/2013/02/fac-staff-CampusWeaponsPolicy.pdf
https://www.eou.edu/council/files/2013/02/OUS-Fiream-Policy-1.pdf
Oregon Institute of Technology http://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/campus-safety/other-services/firearms
Oregon State University http://hr.oregonstate.edu/manual/weapons-and-destructive-devices
http://fa.oregonstate.edu/gen-manual/weapons-and-destructive-devices-rules
http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/research/section-2-%E2%80%93-general-safety-rules/chapter-13-firearms-weapons-destructive-devices
Portland State University  https://www.pdx.edu/cpso/firearm-policy 
Southern Oregon University https://inside.sou.edu/assets/policies/docs/drug-alcohol-weapons.pdf
University of Oregon http://police.uoregon.edu/weapons-policy 
Western Oregon University www.wou.edu/ucs/php/getpolicy.php?pid=432 

 


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 ArmedCampuses.org. Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.