Dean of Students

University of Southern Maine Weapons Policy

Dangerous weapons, including but not limited to, firearms, knives, other sharp-edged weapons, bows, arrows, rockets, sling shots, air guns, and martial arts weapons are not permitted on property owned by or under the control of the University of Southern Maine and off-campus activities sponsored by the University of Southern Maine.

Any exception must be approved by USM Police Chief and shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Chief shall deem reasonable.

Any member of the University community who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the University, as well as arrest and criminal procescution.

Any person who is not a member of the University community who violates this policy shall be notified at once of the violation orally or in writing as soon as possible after the discovery .  The person shall be subject to all appropriate procedures and penalities including, but not limited to, the application of the criminal provisions of the laws of the State of Maine.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Dean of Students, deanofstudents@usm.maine.edu 207-780-5242 or USM Public Safety at 207-780-5211.

Reviewed and Approved by University Counsel September 27, 2012