UW-Green Bay

Concealed / Dangerous Weapons

Please review the Policies section of this website for additional information on this topic.

When Wisconsin's concealed carry weapons (CCW) law went into effect on November 1, 2011 all weapons remained prohibited in UW-Green Bay buildings and at special events on campus.

The Wisconsin Administrative Code at UWS 18.10(3) prohibits a person from carrying, possessing, or using any dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, unless it is for law enforcement purposes or the person receives written approval of the chief administrative officer. Chapter 18 permits police to confiscate and remove dangerous weapons from university lands. To the extent Chapter 18 is consistent with Wisconsin Act 35, the University of Wisconsin System will continue to follow and enforce Chapter 18.

If you see a person who is not a police officer carrying a weapon at UW-Green Bay please contact Public safety at 465-2300 extension 1 or dial 911 (or 9911 from a campus phone).

We recommend you think "safety first" and please call police. Please do not approach or challenge the person you believe to be armed with a weapon. Our police officers are trained to react appropriately to those legally or illegally carrying weapons. Always call Police if you

For more information:

Please e-mail Public Safety if you have any questions or to request a presentation to your group or organization on CCW in regards to our campus community.


UWS CH 18.10(3) Dangerous weapons.
(a) No person may carry, possess or use any dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, except with the written approval of the chief administrative officer or for law enforcement purposes.
(b) No person may display or portray as real any object that resembles a dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, except with the written approval of the chief administrative officer.
(c) Dangerous weapons in violation of this subsection may be confiscated and removed from university lands by police.
(d) In this subsection, the term “dangerous weapon" has the meaning specified in s. 939.22 (10), Stats.

939.22(10) “Dangerous weapon" means any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm; any ligature or other instrumentality used on the throat, neck, nose, or mouth of another person to impede, partially or completely, breathing or circulation of blood; any electric weapon, as defined in s. 941.295 (1c) (a); or any other device or instrumentality which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm.