Safety Is Our Top PriorityThe College of Coastal Georgia is committed to providing a safe environment for students, employees, and campus visitors, and to respecting the rights of individuals who are licensed to carry a handgun as permitted by Georgia House Bill 280, commonly known as the “campus carry” legislation, effective on July 1, 2017.
University System of Georgia GuidelinesThe University System of Georgia (USG) guidelines for the implementation of House Bill 280 can be accessed at the USG HB280 web page.
Prohibition of Weapons on Campus Policy
Possession of weapons on the College of Coastal Georgia campus is governed by Georgia law (O.C.G.A. §16-11-127.1). Under the law, weapons are not allowed on the College of Coastal Georgia campus, subject only to certain exceptions.
Please read the Prohibition of Weapons On Campus policy for more information.
Summary of House Bill 280
HB 280 creates an exception to the prohibition on weapons. In summary, HB 280:
- Allows any person with a valid Weapons Carry License (or WCL), which is generally only available to those 21 years of age or older,
- To carry a handgun
- In a concealed manner (that is, carried in such fashion that does not actively solicit the attention of others and is not prominently, openly, and intentionally displayed, but is substantially covered by clothing or contained in nondescript bag)
- On property owned or leased by the College
EXCEPT, even a WCL holder cannot carry a handgun in:
- Buildings and property used for intercollegiate sporting events;
- Student housing facilities;
- Rooms and spaces while they are being used for classes in which high school students are enrolled (such as Move On When Ready students);
- Faculty, staff or administrative offices; or
- Rooms while they are being used for disciplinary proceedings of any kind.