In keeping with its mission, Linfield University wants to provide a safe environment to foster excellence in learning for students and work performance for employees. Therefore, the possession or use of any firearm or other weapon (including but not limited to those listed below) is prohibited on any University property, in any vehicle on University property, and at any University sponsored event at any location. This policy also applies to anyone possessing a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Authorized law enforcement officials, in the performance of their duties, are exempt from this policy. Off duty law enforcement officials are required to notify Linfield Public Safety if they are carrying a concealed weapon while not on duty.

Prohibited Weapons

Ammunition; explosives in any form; propellant guns of any kind, including bb guns, pellet guns, Air Soft guns, paint ball guns, ‘potato guns’ and others; knives (folding or pocket knives of no more than 7 inches in length when fully open are permitted), swords, hatchets and axes; ‘fighting sticks’, ‘nunchucks,’ ‘throwing stars’ and other martial arts weapons; brass knuckles, tasers, or any other weapon, as determined by Linfield University except as they may be used in the education process as authorized by Linfield Faculty.

Any student or employee found in possession of a prohibited weapon will have it confiscated by Linfield Public Security. Confiscated weapons will be retained in locked storage by Linfield Public Security pending an appropriate disposition and adjudication by either the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (for students) or the Office of Human Resources (for employees). Any student who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension. Any Linfield employee who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Visitors or other persons found in possession of a prohibited weapon will be asked to leave campus (or University sponsored event) and not to return with the prohibited object. In some instances, such person(s) may be directed not to return to campus under any circumstance. Failure to comply with this policy will result in Linfield University engaging the assistance of local police authorities.