Gun Free Zones (Campus Carry) Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

Texas Woman’s University is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Texas Woman’s University respects the right of properly licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns where permitted by law.  It is the policy of Texas Woman’s University that individuals who are licensed to carry concealed handguns may do so on campus premises except in locations and at activities prohibited by law or by this policy. This policy establishes GUN FREE ZONES, pursuant to state and federal law. 

The following categories of campus premises are designated Gun Free Zones under this policy: 

  1. Locations Providing Counseling and Health Services
  2. Locations Providing Childcare for Minor Children
  3. Locations Primarily Used for NCAA, UIL or Professional Sports Events
  4. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (Disciplinary Hearings)
  5. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (Laboratory Venues)
  6. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (MISC)

The Chancellor and President will ensure that this policy and appropriate signage shall be published consistent with Section 30 of the Texas Penal Code.

DEFINITIONS/SPECIFIC LOCATIONS

A. Locations Providing Counseling and Health Services

Denton Campus:

  1. Hubbard Hall -Student Health Services
  2. MCL Building- Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic (6th floor)
  3. MCL Building -Dental Hygiene Clinic (#102)
  4. Denton Counseling Center, Mary Gibbs Jones Hall West
  5. Human Development Building, Counseling & Family Therapy Clinic- Room #114
  6. Faculty Ombudsperson’s Office, 319 Stoddard Hall

Dallas Campus:

  1. Dallas T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Counseling Suite 8300
  2. Dallas T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Stroke center

Houston Campus:

  1. Houston Institute of Health Sciences – Counseling Suite 2250

B. Locations Providing Childcare for Minor Children

Denton Campus:

  1. Lowry Woods Community Center including the TWU Clubhouse, 1600 Oakland Street, Denton, TX.
  2. Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building, Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic MCL 6th Floor
  3. Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building, Dental Hygiene MCL #102
  4. Human Development Building, Room #114 Counseling & Family Therapy Clinic

C. Locations Primarily Used for NCAA, UIL or Professional Sports Events, Minor Children Sports Camps

Denton Campus:

  1. Fitness and Recreation, 1607 Bell Avenue, Denton, TX.
  2. Golf Course (Also, serves alcohol) 1120 Club House Drive, Denton, TX.
  3. Pioneer Hall, 1600 Bell Avenue, Denton, TX.
  4. Soccer Field, 1602 Hufford Court, Denton, TX.
  5. Softball Field, 1600 Reagan Houston Lane, Denton, TX.
  6. Tennis Courts, 1602 Reagan Houston Lane, Denton, TX.
  7. Dance, Gymnastics & Human Performance Lab Bldg., 1513 Bell Avenue, Denton, TX.
  8. Fashion and Textile Labs, Old Main Bldg. 1210 Old Main Circle, Denton, TX (during summer camps with minors in attendance)

D. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (Disciplinary Hearings)

 Denton Campus:      

  1. Students/Office of Student Life, Student Union #206, Denton, TX

Dallas Campus

  1. Designated Administrative Locations, T. Boone Pickens IHS, Dallas Center
  2. Students/Office of Student Life, T. Boone Pickens IHS, Dallas Center Room #3600

Houston Campus:

  1. Designated Administrative Locations, Houston IHS
  2. Students/Office of Student Life, Houston IHS Room #2300        

E. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (Laboratory Venues)      

Denton Campus Labs: (Denton Campus)

  1. Ann Stuart Science Complex, 1201 Old Main
  2. Graduate Research Building, 301 Research Circle
  3. Human Development Building, 1202 Old Main, Denton, TX (Bottom Floor)
  4. Old Main, 1210 Old Main (3rd and 4th Floors)
  5. Pioneer Hall, 1600 Bell Avenue, Denton, TX (1st floor Kinesiology labs)

Dallas Campus Labs (T. Boone Pickens IHS, Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave., Dallas, Texas)

  1. Nursing Labs
  2. Occupational Therapy Labs
  3. Physical Therapy Labs    

Houston Campus Labs (Houston IHS, 6700 Fannin St., Houston, Texas)

  1. Nursing Labs
  2. Occupational Therapy Labs
  3. Physical Therapy Labs

F. Locations with Special or Unique Uses (MISC)

Denton Campus:

  1. Designated Administrative Special Event/Emergency Locations
  2. Hubbard Hall (Conference Services/Student Health Center/Department of Public Safety/Redbud Theater, Board of Regents Meetings-Denton)
  3. University House and Grounds, 610 East University Drive, Denton, TX       

Dallas Campus:

  1. Designated Administrative Special Event/Emergency Locations
  2. Board of Regents Meetings- T. Boone Pickens IHS, Dallas Center    

Houston Campus:

  1. Designated Administrative Special Event/Emergency Locations
  2. Board of Regents Meetings- Houston HIS

THOSE AFFECTED BY THE POLICY

 TWU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guest

RATIONALE AND NEED FOR POLICY AND SPECIAL NOTES

N/A

INTERNAL CROSS-REFERENCES AND RELATED MATERIALS

Tex. Gov’t Code, Chapter 411

Tex. Penal Code, Chapter 30

Tex. Penal Code, Chapter 46

Tex. Educ. Code, Section 51.231

Tex. Code. Crim. Proc., Article 2.12

HISTORY

Details

Article ID: 34877
Created
Tue 8/8/17 11:10 AM
Modified
Thu 2/14/19 3:17 PM