Seattle College District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the Seattle Colleges community and its guests. This policy sets forth restrictions on the ability to carry firearms or weapons, concealed or otherwise, on all Seattle Colleges property.

Possession, holding, wearing, exhibiting, transporting, storage or presence of any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, explosive device, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm is prohibited on the college campus, subject to the following exceptions:

  1. Commissioned law enforcement personnel or legally- authorized military personnel while in performance of their duties;
  2. An individual with a valid concealed weapons permit may store a pistol in his or her vehicle parked on campus in accordance with RCW 9.41.050, provided the vehicle is locked and the weapon is concealed from view; or
  3. The president or his/her designee may grant permission to bring a weapon on campus upon a determination that the weapon is reasonably related to a legitimate pedagogical purpose. Such permission shall be in writing and shall be subject to such terms or conditions incorporated in the written permission.
  4. This policy does not apply to the possession and/or use of disabling chemical sprays when possessed and/or used for self-defense.

Adoption Date : 2016/04/14
Revision Date : 0001/01/01