Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Georgia

Beginning July 1, 2017, HB 280 allows any individual 21 or older who possesses a Georgia concealed carry license may, as well as licenses issued by other states recognized in Georgia, carry a concealed weapon on a public college or university campus in Georgia. Concealed weapons are prohibited in university housing, athletic events, Greek housing, faculty offices, areas where K-12 education occurs, and disciplinary hearings. Any license holder who is in violation of the law shall receive a $25 fine and no jail time.

4 year

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton

Albany State University, Albany

Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta

Augusta University, Augusta

Clayton State University, Morrow

College of Coastal Georgia, Dalton

Columbus State University, Columbus

East Georgia State College, Swainsboro

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley

Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville

Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville

Georgia Highlands College, Rome

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Georgia State University, Atlanta

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus

Gordon State College, Barnesville

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw

Middle Georgia State University, Macon

Savannah State University, Savannah

South Georgia State College, Douglas

University of Georgia, Athens

University of North Georgia, Dahlonega

University of West Georgia, Carrollton

Valdosta State University, Valdosta

2 year

Albany Technical College, Albany

Athens Technical College, Athens

Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta

Augusta Technical College, Augusta

Central Georgia Technical College, Macon

Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta

Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross

Columbus Technical College, Columbus

Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome

Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clarkston

Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville

Lanier Technical College, Oakwood

North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville

Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Sandersville

Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro

Savannah Technical College, Savannah

South Georgia Technical College, Americus

Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia

Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin

Southern Regional Technical College, Thomasville

West Georgia Technical College, Waco

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta

Updated:  June 24, 2022

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.