Employees of the college with a valid permit to carry that are in full time status
Full time employee who is a student but only has online classes and does not attend class on a campus site.
Law enforcement and military officers in the commission of their duties.
No. Unless carrying a handgun is a requirement of the employee’s job description, the carrying of a handgun is a personal choice for personal protection only and is not a requirement of the employing institution.
Employee choosing to carry a weapon for personal protection:
If you have a valid handgun carry permit, the permit covers any handgun that you carry. The permit does not pertain to long guns and other weapons.
No. Firearms training will not be provided as this would present a liability issue to the college. However, education on the law and policy will be provided.
Immediately report your concerns to your immediate supervisor, appropriate vice president and/or campus police.
According to the law (TCA 39-17-1309) Employees who elect to carry a handgun shall not disclose the fact they are carrying a handgun with the intent to intimidate or threaten other employees, students or third parties.
The right to confidentiality belongs to the employee who registers to carry the handgun and that employee may tell others that he or she is carrying without violating the policy.
Whenever a campus or local law enforcement officer requests you to do so.
Yes, you must carry both your permit to carry and your WSCC registration card at any time you are carrying your weapon on campus.
The permit to carry allows you to carry any handgun of your choice. It does not allow you to carry long guns or other weapons.
No, the law and policy provides:
When on the premises of the TBR institution where employed, employees who are registered to carry a handgun on the premises under T.C.A. § 39-17-1309(e)(9) and the TBR and campus policy must have the handgun either:
Yes, however you must receive approval from the appropriate Vice President. The Vice President must notify campus police of the person that will be in possession of the weapon, what the weapon is, the day and time and what campus/building they will be transporting the weapon to.
Contact Newport Police Department