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 the 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 to the school to learn their weapons policy. 

See below:

Two Year Colleges Link to Handbook
Blue Mountain Community College Faculty :


Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College;
Linn-Benton Community College
Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Coast Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College
4 Year Colleges Handbook
Eastern Oregon University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Portland State University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon 
Western Oregon University

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.