Campus Carry



From University System Chancellor Steve Wrigley:

House Bill 280, commonly known as the “campus carry” legislation, will take effect on July 1. I understand that many of you have strong feelings about this bill. Yet, whether you opposed or supported the legislation, it will soon be state law, and I respectfully ask everyone to exercise patience, understanding and respect as we implement it. We all share the same goal of ensuring a safe campus environment. We should work together to implement the law as written and thoughtfully address any complications that may arise.”

Read the guidelines from the University System.

Read House Bill 280.

BOR Campus Carry Video

Information Sessions

The university is holding a series of information sessions on the “campus carry” law. University Attorney Kerry Heyward and Georgia State Police Chief Joseph Spillane led the June 23 session (PowerPoint and video below) and responded to questions about the law and its implementation. The university held a second information session on July 12 at the Clarkston Campus. Additional sessions will be scheduled in August, closer to the start of the fall semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Students, faculty and staff should not attempt to monitor or enforce compliance with the statutes by those who do carry handguns. Guns may only be excluded from classrooms when they are being used for classes in which high school students are enrolled.
Yes. Faculty members may provide information such as the following:

The Campus Carry legislation allows anyone properly licensed in the state of Georgia to carry a handgun in a concealed manner on university property with noted exceptions. Information about the law can be found at It is the responsibility of the license holder to know the law. Failure to do so may result in a misdemeanor charge and may violate the Georgia State Student Code of Conduct.”

No. In accordance with the University System guidelines, Georgia State will not be erecting signs outside restricted areas.
No. In accordance with University System guidelines, Georgia State will not be providing gun storage facilities.
Call university police at (404) 413-3333. Students, faculty and staff should not attempt to monitor or enforce compliance with the statute.
License holders should visit the Registrar’s Office or click on the link on this site to check class schedules.



If you have additional questions about the law, please submit them here. The Office of Legal Affairs will respond.