In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11 — the state's "Campus Carry" law — which permits concealed handguns on Texas public university campuses. This bill was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott and took effect on August 1, 2016. The University of Texas System Board of Regents gave final approval on July 15, 2016 to UTA’s policies and procedures for implementing Senate Bill 11.
The safety and security of our campus community is of the greatest importance and is the top priority of all of us at UTA. The link below is provided to help provide information on campus policies related to weapons and concealed carry on campus.
The Texas Penal Code allows the University President to identify areas where concealed handguns are prohibited. Factors that may be taken into consideration include new dynamics or changes in facility usage, a specific event, temporary circumstances, unique or unforeseen circumstances, case law, and other subtleties that may pose a safety threat to students, faculty, staff, or visitors. The link below provides a list of designated exclusionary zones, areas in which concealed carry is not authorized, for the UTA campus.