Procedure III.3000A.a, Campus Carry



Procedure III.3000A.a, Campus Carry

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Associated Policy

Policy III.3000.A, Campus Carry

Procedures

Departments such as Information Technology and Facilities with employees and contractors who complete work in exclusion zone areas based on Policy III.3000.A, Campus Carry, agree not to carry nor allow their contractors to carry a concealed handgun in buildings or areas designated as exclusion zones.  These departments will submit their departmental procedures in regards to Campus Carry to the Campus Safety and Security Council for review no later than September 1 each year.  Any other College Department that is not listed above shall not create departmental procedures based on Policy III.3000.A, Campus Carry.

If San Jacinto College has deemed an area a temporary or permanent exclusion zone under Policy III.3000.A, Campus Carry, any individual entering that area shall agree to not carry a concealed handgun on the grounds, building, or other area where the exclusion exists.

Employees may request a permanent or temporary exclusion zone, or the removal of permanent exclusion zone signage, by logging in to their SOS account, clicking on the “My Work” tab, and completing the “Campus Carry Gun Exclusion Zone Request” form.

Definitions

Campus: All land and buildings owned or leased by the San Jacinto Community College District.

Campus program for minors:  is defined as to provide oversight and training for camps and programs involving minors held on College premises or operated by the College which have recreational, athletic, religious, or educational activities for the campers. This includes all camps or programs covered by Texas Education Code, Chapter 51, Section 51.976, as well as any day camp, activity, or University Interscholastic League (“UIL”) event sponsored by the College.

College: The San Jacinto Community College District and also referenced as San Jacinto College

Concealed Carry: The Texas Department of Public Safety defines a concealed handgun as a handgun not openly discernable to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person.

Employee: a full-time or part-time employee of the San Jacinto Community College District as defined by Human Resources policy and procedure.

Exclusion Zones: An area of a campus, building, or room where the possession of a handgun is prohibited by current Texas statute; or an area of a campus, building, or room designated and approved by the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) and Board of Trustees in which the possession of a handgun is prohibited.

Handgun: A handgun is any firearm that is designed, made, or adapted to be fired with one hand.

License to Carry Holder: A person licensed to carry a concealed handgun under Chapter 411 of the Texas Government Code.

"On or about their person": Means a person licensed to carry a handgun must carry a handgun in a manner that the handgun is close enough to the license holder that he or she can reach it without materially changing position.

Patient-Care Areas: An area, including research areas, that involves the treatment or evaluation of a medical or mental health condition of a patient by a licensed health care provider or under the supervision or direction of a licensed health care provider and that results in a formal record of treatment.

Student: a currently enrolled student of the San Jacinto Community College District as defined by instruction policy and procedure.

Date of SLT Approval

August 24, 2018

Effective Date

August 27, 2018

Associated Policy

Policy III.3000.A, Campus Carry

Primary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Affairs

Secondary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Chief of Police