Neither possession of weapons nor use of those weapons is tolerated on the Guilford campus as pursuant to North Carolina law and the testimonies of the College. North Carolina law prohibits the possession of weapons, concealed or otherwise, on private or public campuses. The only exception would be for “a weapon used solely for educational or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes or used in a school-approved program conducted under the supervision of an adult whose supervision has been approved by the school authority.” (North Carolina General Statute Section, 14-269.2) In addition, the possession, storage or use of any instrument, device or substances that intentionally or recklessly creates a reasonable apprehension of imminent bodily harm to the person or property of another on College or College-related premises is strictly prohibited. Possession of non-edged weapons such as swords used in martial arts must be approved by the Dean of Students. This policy covers, but is not limited to the following:

  • BB guns
  • paintball guns or air pistols
  • realistic toy guns
  • knives (non-kitchen utensils, longer than four (4) inches)
  • fireworks of any type
  • firearms of any type
  • ammunition

Note: This policy does not apply to sworn police officers that may be on campus either to attend classes or to complement on-campus security staff for special events and emergency calls.