Concealed Carry Weapons Law
When Wisconsin's new concealed carry weapons (CCW) law goes into effect on November 1, 2011 all weapons will remain 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, use a blue light emergency phone, 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 Public Safety if you see any suspicious behavior or someone with a weapon on campus property.
For more information:
- UW System statewide policy on Concealed Carry (pdf)
- UW System statement on Concealed Carry (pdf)
- Wisconsin Department of Justice on Concealed Carry
- UW System Concealed Carry FAQs
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.