Carry at Penn State

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    We will be traveling near State College PA. My wife wants to stop by and walk the campus. I can't find anything in PA law that prohibits carry on campus. Am I missing something in the state law? Are there school regs that prohibit carry on campus? I appreciate any input and please, if possible, cite law or regs.
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    Strictly prohibited. "The possession, carrying, or use of any weapon, ammunition, or explosive by any person is prohibited on all University property except by authorized law enforcement officers and other persons specifically authorized by the University."
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    Below is a link to the Penn State web site. According to it, weapons are prohibited.

    Penn State Harrisburg: Police Services
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    There is no state law against carrying on college campuses. If you do carry at Penn State, you could be asked to leave, and if you don't, you could be arrested for trespassing. Here is a link to a map of all the states and the legality of college carry in them.

    Also, signs do not have the force of law in PA

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    Here is a link to PA title 18. The applicable info begins around 6101.

    Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES


    I have carried on college campuses before with absolutely no issue, but, if for some reason you are asked to leave by anyone working for the college, do so immediately, or you will be charged with criminal trespass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladman View Post
    Strictly prohibited. "The possession, carrying, or use of any weapon, ammunition, or explosive by any person is prohibited on all University property except by authorized law enforcement officers and other persons specifically authorized by the University."
    You sir...are so wrong.

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    Just another example of how ambiguous CC laws make it difficult for us to interpret what's 'legal' and what's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95 View Post
    You sir...are so wrong.
    That quote is directly from the Penn State website. Do your homework.
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    Prohibited doesn't mean illegal. If you're spotted, they can ask you to leave and get you for trespassing or something like that if you don't. If you were a student, they would have the authority to punish you.

    I CC'd there a few weeks ago when I visited some old friends from high school without any trouble. It is also summer, so campus will be pretty empty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    Prohibited doesn't mean illegal. If you're spotted, they can ask you to leave and get you for trespassing or something like that if you don't. If you were a student, they would have the authority to punish you.

    I CC'd there a few weeks ago when I visited some old friends from high school without any trouble. It is also summer, so campus will be pretty empty.

    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladman View Post
    That quote is directly from the Penn State website. Do your homework.
    And if you continue reading, you'll find that

    Violators of this policy will face disciplinary action via the University discipline system
    What authority does University discipline system have over visitors to the campus?

    As others have noted above, at worst, if you are found out, you'll (probably) be asked to leave. That's the extent of what the university can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    And if you continue reading, you'll find that



    What authority does University discipline system have over visitors to the campus?

    As others have noted above, at worst, if you are found out, you'll (probably) be asked to leave. That's the extent of what the university can do.

    As always, Concealed Means Concealed.

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    My operative word was "prohibited". I didn't say you would be arrested or detained or anything else. I guarantee you will be asked to leave and not "probably". Don't split hairs.
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    As a recent retiree of PSU, I can tell you the University does NOT allow individuals to carry a weapon on an part of the campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    And if you continue reading, you'll find that



    What authority does University discipline system have over visitors to the campus?

    As others have noted above, at worst, if you are found out, you'll (probably) be asked to leave. That's the extent of what the university can do.

    As always, Concealed Means Concealed.

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    The same authority they use to prohibit smoking and drinking in the stadium or smoking in ANY building on campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    The same authority they use to prohibit smoking and drinking in the stadium or smoking in ANY building on campus.
    Which is??

    Smoking in public areas is against state law; carrying a firearm on a college campus is not.
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    I'm not positiver but I believe the shooting that took place at the HUB on September 1996 has a significant impact on how the administration views fire arms on campus. I do know that not all of the police are authorized/permitted to carry.

    Now to answer the question. University Safety Policy SY 12 Policy SY12 Weapons and Fireworks Regulations, Fireworks, and Paintball Devices

    For me, I'll choose caution and not carry my weapon when I return to campus.
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