USG HB 280 Campus Carry Video
Georgia House Bill 280 - commonly known as "campus carry" - took effect July 1, 2017. A committee of faculty, staff and administrative representatives is developing a strategy that will ensure UWG complies with the law.
The University System of Georgia (USG) has provided guidance to its institutions on how to implement the legislation. Students, faculty and staff should not attempt to monitor or enforce the statute. Only law enforcement personnel will be responsible for doing so. If you have questions or concerns, please contact UWG's general counsel or university police.
For more information on HB 280, please visit the USG website.
Checking for Dual Enrolled High School Students
It is the responsibility of concealed weapons license holders to comply to the provisions of H.B. 280. Under the law, weapons cannot be carried in rooms where high school students enrolled in classes are present.
UWG has created a process that allows license holders to quickly check if high school students are enrolled in classes in certain rooms at certain times. To access the process, log on to myUWG with a valid user ID and password at myuwg.westga.edu and select the BanWeb tab. This will bring up the main menu. From there...
- Click on "Campus Carry";
- Click on "USG House Bill 280 Guidance" for the USG guidance on the bill;
- Click on "UWG Campus Carry" for the UWG website for campus carry information;
- Click on "Schedule Information for License-holders" for a detailed schedule showing whether high school students are enrolled in each of the courses on a student's or faculty member’s schedule; and
- View the "High School Students Enrolled" column for information. If the column includes a "Y," high school students are enrolled. If it contains an "N," high school students are not enrolled.
Please note, this does not indicate whether license holders can carry into a classroom. It simply denotes whether a high school student is enrolled in a class in that particular room at the time denoted. For example, if there is an "N" in the column for a specific classroom, but the class is in the coliseum, license holders cannot carry in that classroom because carrying concealed weapons is never allowed in the coliseum. Again, it is up to license holders to determine where they can carry concealed weapons.
USG Answers to HB280 Questions