Wildcat Statue

22.00 Weapons And Explosives

22.00 Weapons And Explosives

The Northern Michigan University Board of Control has determined that ordinances for the protection, benefit, government and control of persons and property within the boundaries of lands under the jurisdiction of the Board of Control are essential to secure the successful operation of the University, maintain good order, promote the designed objectives of the University, and obviate unnecessary and improper interferences with University activities and the lawful activities of those coming upon such lands.  The Board of Control, therefore, adopts the following ordinances.


Applicability: All Students, Faculty, Staff and Community/Visitors

22.00              WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES

22.01      "Weapon" as used herein shall mean and include any rifle, shotgun, handgun, or other lethal or dangerous device which is capable of casting a projectile by explosion, air, gas, or mechanical means, irrespective of whether such rifle, shotgun, handgun, or other device is loaded or otherwise ready for use.

22.02      "Explosive Device" as used herein shall mean and include any chemical element or any mixture or compound of any materials which is intended or commonly used for the purpose of producing explosion and which is contained or packaged in such proportions or quantities that an ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonation may cause an explosion injurious to persons or property.

22.03      No persons, except those persons specified in sub-section .04 hereof, shall use, carry, transport, store or possess (whether on their person or subject to their control) any Weapon or any explosive device at any place on the campus of or on propertry controlled by Northern Michigan University.

22.04      Sub-section .03 of this Ordinance shall not apply to:

a.   Any certified law enforcement officer who has been duly appointed by the government of the United States, the State of Michigan, or any county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the State of Michigan.

b.       Any person who is a member of a group or class of persons specifically exempted by the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University or the Chief of Police, such as armored car transfer agents under contract with the University for services.

c.       Any person who is affiliated with Northern Michigan University and who is transporting any weapon directly to or from the NMU Police Department to or from an off-campus site.

Date Approved:8-3-2001
Last Revision:9-15-2023
Last Reviewed:9-15-2023
Approved By:Board of Trustees