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Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Weapons
Policy

Document Number: STUD--122 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Dean of Students Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/14/2011

General Description
Description:

Information on weapons relative to students


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Dean of Students
Executive VP
Administration
Residence Life
Safety and Security
Student Life
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Federal statutes
Local statutes
National Greek policies
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice
State statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Expulsion

Loss of privilege, general

Suspension-student

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Policy Provisions
1.

Weapons


Students are prohibited from possession or use of firearms on University property or at events sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization. It is a Class E Felony under Tennessee law, and a violation of University policy, to possess or carry firearms and other statutorily defined weapons on University property (including, without limitation, all Cumberland buildings or buses, its campus, grounds, recreation areas, athletic fields, housing facilities -- whether faculty, administration, staff or student housing -- or any other property owned, used or operated by Cumberland).  For purposes of this policy, University property shall be deemed to include any University-sanctioned or sponsored activity, whether on or off-campus.  Pursuant to Tennessee law and University policy, “weapon” includes, but is not limited to, razors and razor blades, except those used solely for personal shaving, and any sharp pointed or edged instrument, except unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction and maintenance; it also includes firearms, explosives, dangerous compounds, gunpowder, firearm ammunitions, explosive weapons, bowie knives, hawk bill knives, ice picks, BB guns, pellet guns, air/CO2/paintball guns, blow guns, daggers, slingshots, leaded canes, switchblade knives, martial arts weapons (such as a nun-chuk or tDirector of Human Resourcesowing star), blackjacks, knuckles, or any other weapons of like kind, not used solely for instructional or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes.  In response to any violation or alleged violation of this Policy, Cumberland University reserves the right to conduct an internal investigation, refer the matter to the appropriate law enforcement authority(ies) and to take appropriate action within the internal University disciplinary framework.  Violation of this Policy may result in immediate dismissal from Cumberland University.  STATE LAW PRESCRIBES A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF SIX (6) YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND A FINE NOT TO EXCEED TDirector of Human ResourcesEE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000) FOR CARRYING WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. This policy applies to all students, employees, faculty, administrators and visitors of Cumberland University.  It also applies to all tenants in Cumberland University-owned housing.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Criminal Prosecution
Expulsion
Further training
Job Termination
Loss of privileges
Suspension
Suspension-student

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of Students

Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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