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 Community College, Iola

Barton Community College, Great Bend

Butler Community College, El Dorado

Cloud County Community College, Concordia

Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville

Colby Community College, Colby

Cowley College, Arkansas City

Dodge City Community College, Dodge City

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia

Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott

Garden City Community College, Garden City

Highland Community College, Highland

Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson

Independence Community College, Independence

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City

Labette Community College, Parsons

Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan

Neosho County Community College, Chanute

North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland

Pratt Community College, Pratt

Salina Area Technical College, Salina

Seward County Community College, Liberal

Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka

Wichita State University Technical College, Wichita

Updated: September 12, 2019

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.