Possession of Weapons on Campus - Article X
The University of Michigan-Dearborn has an ordinance listed below that prohibits the possession of firearms, dangerous weapons or dangerous knives on our campus or at events. For more information regarding this ordinance, please reference Article X found on pg. 27 of the Regents' Ordinance.
Section 1. Scope of Article X. Article X applies to all property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the Regents of the University of Michigan and applies regardless of whether the Individual has a concealed weapons permit or is otherwise authorized by law to possess, discharge, or use any device referenced below.
Section 2. Possession of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons and Knives. Except as otherwise provided in Section 4, no person shall, while on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the Regents of the University of Michigan: (1) possess any firearm or any other dangerous weapon as defined in or interpreted under Michigan law or (2) wear on his or her person or carry in his or her clothing any knife, sword or machete having a blade longer than four (4) inches, or, in the case of a knife with a mechanism to lock the blade in place when open, longer than three (3) inches.
Section 3. Discharge or Use of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons and Knives. Except as otherwise provided in Section 4, no person shall discharge or otherwise use any device listed in the preceding section on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the Regents of the University of Michigan.
Section 4. Exceptions.
(1) Except to the extent regulated under Subparagraph (2), the prohibitions in this Article X do not apply:
(a) to University employees who are authorized to possess and/or use such a device pursuant to Standard Practice Guide 201.94;
(b) to non-University law enforcement officers of legally established law enforcement agencies or to other non-University employees who, in either situation, are authorized by their employer to possess or use such a device during the time the employee is engaged In work requiring such a device;
(c) when someone possess or uses such a device as part of a military or similar uniform or costume In connection with a public ceremony or parade or theatrical performance;
(d) when someone possesses or uses such a device in connection with a regularly scheduled educational, recreational or training program authorized by the University;
(e) when someone possess or uses such a device for recreational hunting on property which has been designated for such activity by the University provided such possession and use is in strict compliance with applicable law; or
(f) when the Director of the University's Department of Public Safety has waived the prohibition based on extraordinary circumstances. Any such waiver must be in writing and must define its scope and duration.
(2) The Director of the Department of Public Safety may impose restrictions upon individuals who are otherwise authorized to possess or use such a device pursuant to Subsection (1) when the Director determines that such restrictions are appropriate under the circumstances.
Section 5. Violation Penalty. A person who violates this Article X is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, punishable by imprisonment for not less than ten (10) days and no more than sixty (60) days, or by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00) or both.
The following personal actions on University property or at official University functions shall be considered non-academic misconduct and be subject to disciplinary action: Use, possession, or storage of any weapon on University premises or at University-sponsored activities and events (unless approved by the Department of Public Safety; such approval will be given only in extraordinary circumstances).
This policy covers all Visitors (any individual who is a guest or a visitor at any event or on any portion of the University of Michigan-Dearborn property; owned or leased).
The University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide Section 201.94 was issued on 3/12/01 to address the subject of weapon possession on campus; consult this spg in conjunction with Article X of the Regents' Ordinance.