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.