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Prohibited Weapons on Campus

The possession of a firearm, illegal knife, or prohibited weapon on the grounds of an educational institution is a third-degree felony in Texas. You should never bring weapons onto campus, and you should always follow safety protocols if you see an armed individual. The following weapons are prohibited:

  • Firearms and Explosive weapons
  • Machine guns
  • Short-barreled firearms
  • Firearm silencer
  • Switchblade knifes
  • Knuckles
  • Armor-piercing ammunition
  • Chemical dispensing devices
  • Zip gun
  • Club or night stick,
  • Illegal knives

For more information on state laws related to prohibited weapons, consult the Texas Penal Code, Chapter 46.

In addition to state law, The University of Texas institutional rules prohibit the possession, display, or use of facsimile/fake firearms on the campus without the written permission of the Dean of Students Office.