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Campus Conversation on campus carry implementation set for today

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A Campus Conversation focused on the steps the University is taking to prepare for the July 1 take-effect date for the Campus Self-Defense Act is scheduled for 11 a.m. today (April 18) via Zoom.

Presenters include:

     • Corey Farris, dean of students and co-chair of the Campus Safety Steering Group,

    • Travis Mollohan, associate vice president for government relations and collaboration, and chair of the Campus Carry Sub-Group,

    • Kevin Cimino, deputy general counsel.

Join the Campus Conversation.

Zoom webinar capacity is limited to 1,000 attendees. Overflow viewing will be available via the University’s YouTube channel.

On July 1, Senate Bill 10, the Campus Self-Defense Act, will take effect in West Virginia.

Passed by the West Virginia Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice in 2023, it 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 comply with the law.

Following Friday’s (April 12) Board of Governors approval of BOG Rule 5.14 — Deadly Weapons, Dangerous Objects and the West Virginia Campus Self-Defense Act — the University is moving into the next phase of the campus carry implementation process.

A series of FAQs detailing what the law will look like on the WVU Campus is available here. Maps are also being finalized and will be posted online soon.

Additional questions can be directed to