Weapons Policy

Possession or use of weapons while on property owned, affiliated with, or controlled by Alfred University (including sidewalks, driveways and parking lots) or where Alfred University events are occurring, is expressly prohibited, except as may be required by law enforcement officials. This policy further applies to those operating Alfred University Motor Pool vehicles, whether on or off University property.

The definition of "weapons" covers all items capable of inflicting serious injury. This includes items which are legally possessed, but used in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear or could easily be mistaken as a weapon. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Air Guns
  • Spear Guns
  • Paint Guns
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Explosives: Gunpowder, Firecrackers, Ammunition, etc.

Because such items are capable of inflicting serious injury and thereby pose a clear risk to persons and/or property, violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension of students or termination of personnel and may likewise be prosecuted under applicable law.

Note: On occasion, academic programs may require the use of tools falling under this definition. Such tools, when applied directly to program-related activity, are exempted from this policy. The determination of whether a kitchen knife is considered a weapon for the purposes of this policy will be made based on the circumstances surrounding the knives possession and use. For example, a kitchen knife used for food preparation would not be considered a weapon.

Revised August 2019