Firearms and Other Prohibited Items

Possessing unauthorized firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, and/or other dangerous weapons or instruments resembling them, which may cause fear/alarm in or harass another person within or upon the grounds, buildings, or other facilities of RVU or at any RVU-sponsored or supervised function or event is prohibited. Any person(s) in violation of this regulation shall be subject to University disciplinary action and/or criminal charges. An exception is granted only for city, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

Prohibited Items

RVU disallows the following items within its facilities due to existing RVU policies, fire safety laws, as well as federal, state, and local laws. Possession of any of the following items may result in seizure and/or destruction of the items by an RVU representative and may result in disciplinary action: 

  • Alcoholic beverages and containers without approval from the President, Vice President of Enrollment Management & External Relations, or Associate/Assistant Dean of Student Affairs;
  • Narcotics, drugs, and drug-related items;
  • Firearms, weapons, ammunition and related paraphernalia, BB guns, and air guns;
  • Explosive materials;
  • Realistic replicas of firearms or other weapons;
  • Gasoline, kerosene, and other fuels;
  • Firecrackers and fireworks;
  • Combustible decorations;
  • Candles, lanterns, incense, etc. (no open flames);
  • Chemicals of any kind (exceptions: approved custodial cleaning chemicals, lab chemicals);
  • Additional furniture (without prior approval of the Director of the Department of Facilities and Grounds);
  • Immersion heaters;
  • Pets, including fish and reptiles (exception: approved ADA service animals);
  • Items that may affect the safety or security of the University.