Human Resources Management Policy

Weapons

Policy 25

NOTE: THIS POLICY, LIKE ALL OTHER MUSC HUMAN RESOURCES POLICIES, IS NOT A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. THIS POLICY MAY BE CHANGED AT ANY TIME BY THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

  1. I. POLICY
    1. To provide a safe environment for employees, students, patients and visitors, the Medical University of South Carolina prohibits the carrying of weapons on property owned, operated or controlled by the University or at MUSC sponsored events.
    2. Furthermore, in accordance with the Law Abiding Citizens Self-Defense Act, the Medical University prohibits the carrying of a concealed or visible firearm, even those for which the owner has obtained a permit, on its premises or at University sponsored events.
    3. Persons who violate this policy will be terminated and may be prosecuted.
    4. Only Medical University Public Safety Officers or other authorized law enforcement officers in the course of their duties are exempt from this Policy.

  2. II. INFORMATION
    1. The carrying of weapons, by anyone other than MUSC Public Safety Officers or other authorized law enforcement officers, is prohibited on property owned, operated or controlled by the Medical University of South Carolina and at University sponsored events.
    2. For the purpose of this Policy, a weapon is defined as any instrument or device that is specifically designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting bodily injury or death. This includes, but is not limited to; clubs, firearms, handguns, illegal knives, explosives, crossbows, bows and arrows, throwing stars and knuckles.
    3. To insure the safety of employees, students, patients and visitors, employees are encouraged to call the Department of Public Safety if they suspect that someone is carrying a weapon. Employees should not attempt to disarm another individual.
    4. Violation of this Policy will result in termination from employment and possible prosecution by the University.

Approved by:

Information Contact

Effective Date

Robert C. Gallager

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Human Resources Management Director

November 1996