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VIDEO: Learn more about the July 1 implementation of the Campus Self-Defense Act

Dean of Students and Campus Safety Steering Group Co-Chair Corey Farris explains the steps West Virginia University is taking to comply with the Campus Self-Defense Act, a new state law which will take effect July 1, and Capt. Matthew Swain talks about how to take advantage of safety training opportunities offered by University Police.

Watch the video.

Passed by the West Virginia Legislature in 2023, the Campus Self-Defense Act allows a person to carry a concealed pistol or revolver on the grounds of an institution of higher education, with some exceptions, if that person has a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. 

A web page has been established for those who want to learn more about the law and how campus carry will be implemented across the WVU System. FAQs and other pertinent information can be found there, with more to be added in the weeks and months ahead.

Read a WVUToday recap of the Feb. 23 WVU Board of Governors meeting for additional details.

Review the proposed WVU BOG Rule 5.14 related to campus carry.

View BOG Rules under review.

Learn more about University Police training opportunities. 

Visit the Campus Safety Steering Group web page.