Weapons do not have a place in the University of Portland community. The following actions are prohibited:

  • Possession or use of firearms, explosives, fireworks, or chemical agents such as Oleoresin Capsicum or Mace.
  • Possession or use of a Taser or similar device.
  • Possession or use of a pocket knife or non-cooking utensil with a total blade length of 2.75 inches or greater.
  • Possession of instruments or game equipment that look like or can be confused with a firearm or dangerous weapon (e.g., paintball guns, air-soft guns, archery sets, BB guns, pellet guns).
  • Use of any object to threaten the safety of another individual or self, or to cause injury or harm to another individual or self.
  • Note: These policies do not apply to those involved in sanctioned ROTC training or weapons worn as issued equipment by Public Safety personnel. However, a weapons permit or other government-issued license does not exempt individuals from the prohibitions described above.