Southwestern University is opting out of campus carry

Southwestern University President released the following statement...

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Southwestern University is opting out of Senate Bill 11, the law known as “Campus Carry”, that will go into effect on August 1, 2016. Please see below for a statement from Southwestern University’s President, Edward Burger.

*“The safety and well-being of our students are of utmost importance at Southwestern University. Our long-standing policy states that the possession of firearms, ammunition, and explosives on campus is strictly prohibited. Private universities are given the ability to opt out of Campus Carry. As required by Senate Bill 11, our Campus Carry Task Force facilitated several campus-wide meetings with students, faculty, staff, and trustees. A unanimous decision was reached to uphold the current policy to prohibit weapons on the Southwestern campus. I have accepted this recommendation from the Campus Carry Task Force and our university will join together to honor this decision.”*

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Edward Burger, Ph.D.
Southwestern University President

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