Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Kentucky

With certain exceptions (see note below), public or private universities, colleges, and other post-secondary education facilities (including technical schools and community colleges) may prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by licensees on their properties.  See Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 237.115(1)


In April 2012, the Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a decision in Mitchell v. University of Kentucky, et al. stating that the statute in question forbids a public organization, such as a university, from prohibiting the possession of a firearm in the glove compartment of a vehicle.

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.