Violence/Firearms on Campus

SP 19-10

EFFECTIVE: November 13, 1990
RETITLED: September 14, 2000
RETITLED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: August 20, 2003
REVISED: May 10, 2010

REFERENCE: Board Policy on Violence/Firearms on Campus, BP 19-10


/ Nancy J. McCallin /
Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D.
System President


This procedure applies to the state system community colleges.


Board policy states that no person may have on his or her person any unauthorized firearm, ammunition, explosive device, or illegal weapon on campus or any facility used by a college.


Persons authorized to carry firearms and other equipment defined in the policy are:

  • Those persons conducting and participating in an approved program of instruction in the college’s curriculum which requires access to such equipment as an integral part of the instructional program;
  • Certified Peace Officers;
  • Those persons who have been issued a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun in accordance with Colorado’s Concealed Carry Act, C.R.S. § 18-12-201, et seq. and who are acting in compliance with the requirements of that Act; and
  • Those persons granted permission at the discretion of the College President for specific purposes from time to time.

Pursuant to the policy, College Presidents are responsible for developing procedures and regulations pertaining to the use of firearms as a part of a program of instruction.