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Firearms Storage Policy

Idaho State University regulates the possession and use of firearms on the university campus and prohibits the possession of firearms in its on-campus residences. This policy includes any device which can expel a projectile and/or other dangerous weapons including knives, explosives, or other items which, in their intended use, are capable of inflicting serious injury. Because these items pose a clear risk to persons and property on the ISU campus, violation of the regulations may result in administrative action from the university or prosecution under the appropriate city, state, or federal law.

  • No student shall be permitted to carry firearms or other weapons, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapon permit, while upon properties owned or controlled by the University without permission from the Director of Public Safety, except as authorized under Idaho Code 18-3309, the enhanced concealed weapon permit.
  • A student residing in an on-campus residence area who wishes to bring a hunting or target weapon with him/her to school should check it in with the ISU Public Safety Department immediately upon arriving at school and may check it out just prior to its use. At no time shall a weapon or firearm be in any university owned or operated housing unit.
  • Firearms storage facilities are available at the Public Safety office on campus. Residents must complete a firearms storage request form (forms may be picked up at the Public Safety office) prior to storing any weapon inside the university storage facility. Weapons, ammunition, and/or any other types of explosive material are strictly forbidden inside University owned housing units.
  • Idaho State University Public Safety reserves the right to refuse to relinquish any firearm to an individual if, at the time of pick up, the individual is under the influence of any drug or intoxicating substance, or if the officer believes the individual's judgment to be impaired to the extent that the person may pose a threat to himself/herself or others. Public Safety Department is not responsible for items damaged or lost.


  • Events, demonstrations or other activities sponsored by, or authorized by the university.
  • Any law enforcement officer of the State of Idaho or of a federal law enforcement agency.
  • Members of the ISU Law Enforcement program may possess and/or carry firearms as part of the official Law Enforcement program, when authorized by the Director of the Law Enforcement program, in strict accordance with existing regulations. At no time may t he weapons be inside university owned or operated housing units.
  • The University will not attempt to regulate weapons that are stored in vehicles unless their storage becomes a safety concern. Such situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


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