Concealed Carry on Campus


The Legislation

Effective August 1st, 2016, a license holder may carry a concealed handgun on or about the license holder's person while the license holder is on the campus of an institution of higher education

Our Policy

Sam Houston State University recognizes the right of individuals licensed to carry concealed handguns to do so on campus

What Can Be Carried?

A concealed handgun

Who Can Carry?

Individuals who are 21 years of age and who currently possess a handgun license from the State of Texas or an approved reciprocating state may legally carry a concealed handgun on or about their person


A license holder commits an offense if they carry a partially or wholly visible handgun

Report Violations?

To our University Police

Where Can a Handgun be Carried?

On campus except in Prohibited Concealed Carry Locations (PCCLs) such as collegiate and UIL athletic events, health and counseling centers, and other areas identified in our policy. Signs will clearly identify our PCCLs around campus

Storing of Handgun

The handgun must be stored as outlined in your licensing requirements and the SHSU residence life policy