The possession or use of a firearm on campus is strictly forbidden. The Maricopa Community College District Governing Board promulgated the weapons policy under ARS 13-2911 C. Any one violating the policy is subject to arrest and/or subject to applicable college disciplinary procedures.
Except as noted in paragraph 1 below, all persons who attend classes, are employed by the District/college, are visiting the District/campus or who otherwise have business within MCCCD, are prohibited from carrying concealed weapons on their person or concealed within their immediate control. The above persons are also prohibited from carrying or possessing any type of deadly weapon, edged weapon, dangerous instrument or martial arts weapon, as defined in ARS §§13-105.11, 13-105.13, 13-105.17 and 13-3101.7. Except as noted in paragraph 2 below, pursuant to ARS §12-781, this policy shall not prohibit a person from lawfully transporting or lawfully storing any firearm that is both locked in the person's privately owned vehicle or in a locked compartment on the person's privately owned motorcycle, and not visible from the outside of the motor vehicle or motorcycle.
These items include, but are not limited to: all firearms, sheath knives, boot knives, swords, pocket knives or folding knives with a blade length greater than three (3) inches, crossbows, long bows, compound bows, sling shots, any instrument under the circumstances of use that could cause death or serious injury, nunchaku (nunchucks), throwing stars, darts, throwing knives and related martial arts weapons.
The above listed persons are also prohibited from carrying or possessing any type of explosive or explosive devices as defined in ARS §§13-3101.3 and 13-3101.7a, f through h. This section also prohibits the possession of all ammunition and ammunition components.
Persons excluded from this policy:
- Any certified peace officer, currently employed by a law enforcement agency
- Upon the approval of the Chancellor/or appropriate college president or president's designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of teaching firearm safety, hunter safety, martial arts, law enforcement procedures or related course
- Upon approval of the Chancellor/or appropriate college president or president's designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of demonstrating, for educational purposes, any of the above stated weapons
- Any person, otherwise approved by the Chancellor/or appropriate college president or president's designee