July 29, 2016
SMU prohibits the possession of any dangerous weapon (either openly or in a concealed manner), or facsimiles of dangerous weapons such as water guns or toy guns and knives, on all University property, athletic venues, passenger transportation vehicles and any groups or building on which University activities are conducted.
Student-owned sporting firearms or other weapons (including all BB and pellet guns) are the responsibility of the owner and must be stored at an appropriate location off campus.
SMU has been a weapons-free campus since at least 1994. See smu.edu/policy (Section 10.5; login required) for the full policy.
Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense. If you have questions about this policy, please contact the SMU Police Department at 214-768-3388.
SMU has opted out of the “campus carry,” Texas Senate Bill 11
In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 11, also known as the “campus carry” law, SMU opted to ban concealed handguns on campus after discussion with the campus community.
When the law goes into effect August 1, 2016, SMU will remain a weapons-free campus.
The open carry of handguns or other firearms on Texas university campuses continues to be prohibited.
Read more about SMU’s decision to opt-out of Texas Senate Bill 11.
Concealed handguns prohibited
Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (Trespass by License Holder With a Concealed Handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.
Prohibidas las armas de fuego ocultas
Conforme a la sección 30.06, de código penal (traspasar portando armas de fuego ocultas), personas con licencia bajo del sub-capítulo h, capítulo 411, código de gobierno (ley de licencia de armas), no deben entrar a esta propiedad portando armas de fuego ocultas.