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.”
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
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 safety.gsu.edu/campus-carry. 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.”
If you have additional questions about the law, please submit them here. The Office of Legal Affairs will respond.