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VIDEO: WVU releases new details ahead of July 1 implementation of Campus Self-Defense Act

In this video, Travis Mollohan, associate vice president for government relations and collaboration, and chair of the Campus Carry Sub-Group, explains how West Virginia University, like all colleges and universities in the state, is preparing to implement the W.Va. Campus Self-Defense Act.

Passed by the West Virginia Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice 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. The University must follow the law.

BOG Rule 5.14 details what the law will look like in practice on WVU Campuses once the law goes into effect on July 1.

Find additional information on the campus carry webpage, part of the Safety and Wellness website, including updated FAQs.

Watch the video.