Date: November 2015
Bowdoin College regulates the possession and use of weapons on campus and prohibits the possession of weapons in campus buildings and on grounds. This policy includes any device which can expel a projectile and/or other dangerous weapons including knives*, explosives, bows and arrows, swords, or other items, which, in their intended use, are capable of inflicting serious injury.
*Prohibited knives include, but are not limited to, any knife with a blade length of more than four inches, any knife with a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement.
FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, OR OTHER WEAPONS ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN IN ANY COLLEGE OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDING OR SPACE.
Because these weapons may pose a clear risk to persons and property on the campus, violation of the regulations may result in administrative action from the college and/or prosecution under the appropriate state or federal laws.
No person shall be permitted to carry firearms or other weapons, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapon permit, while on properties owned or controlled by the College, without the express written permission of the Director of Safety and Security.
Violators of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment.