Who may carry a gun on campus?

Any individual who holds a current and valid concealed handgun license (CHL) may carry a concealed handgun where permitted on College property.

How will the College determine which areas to allow weapons?

Many factors in making recommendations as to where concealed weapons will be allowed on campus, including the size, purpose, and safety concerns related to each college-owned building and facility. In addition, the student body population and the uniqueness of the campus environment as well as comments to a survey made available to the College community. There must be a reasonable justification for each location restricting concealed carry.

What if I feel threatened?

Anyone who feels threatened should call the Brazosport College Police Department 979-230-3030 or Emergency 911.

How will I know if my classmates or students have guns?

Texas Law prohibits CHL holders from intentionally or knowingly displaying a handgun in plain view of another person in the buildings of an institution of higher education, or in driveways, streets, sidewalks or walkways, parking lots, parking garages, or other parking areas. If you see an intentionally displayed handgun in these areas, please contact campus safety at 979-230-3030. However, it is very possible that you will see an accidentally displayed handgun on campus. Accidental exposure is not a violation of the law. Please contact campus safety if the individual seems to be intentionally or knowingly displaying the handgun in the areas listed.

Will faculty and staff be allowed to carry guns?

Any individual who holds a current and valid concealed handgun license (CHL) may carry a concealed handgun where permitted on College property.

What is the Open Carry Law?

Allows concealed handgun license (CHL) holders to wear their gun in a holster. This law will go into effect January 1, 2016. Texas is now the 45th state to allow open carry. Open Carry is not permitted on College property.

What is the Campus Concealed Carry Law?

The Campus Concealed Carry law applies to all land and buildings owned or leased by an institution of higher education. Violators of the Campus Concealed Carry law will be subject to gun confiscation, legal action and possible revocation of their CHL by state authorities.

How will I know where I can and cannot have a concealed handgun?

Gun-free zones are clearly marked with signs. Information on these zones and on Brazosport College rules and regulations regarding campus carry will be available at: www.brazosport.edu/campuscarry.

What if I accidentally take my handgun into a gun-free zone?

Those who hold a CHL are expected to maintain a high level of responsibility for the care and control of their concealed handgun at all times. Any violation — even accidental — will have consequences and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

What about other weapons?

According to Texas Penal Code, Section 46.03, individuals may not possess illegal knives (blade longer than 5.5 inches, Bowie knives, daggers, etc.), clubs and other prohibited weapons while on College property.

What if I see someone with a gun displayed?

Contact campus security at 979-230-3030 or Emergency 911.