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NWACC's Concealed Carry on Campus Statement:
Effective September 1, 2017
Provided all of the following conditions are met, the possession of concealed handguns in buildings and on the grounds of NorthWest Arkansas Community College is permitted under Arkansas Act 562 of 2017:
- Carrier has a license to carry a concealed handgun
- Carrier has completed additional endorsement training as approved by the Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police
Concealed means the handgun is shielded from observation and not viewable in public.
Not withstanding the above, a licensed carrier may store a concealed handgun in his or her locked vehicle in a publicly owned and maintained parking lot.
Exceptions to the right to carry a concealed handgun include the following:
- All public K-12 locations, Jones Center for Families, and private spaces not owned or leased by NWACC
- Documented grievance and disciplinary meetings, provided additional requirements are met by NWACC personnel
For additional information, refer to Arkansas Act 562 of 2017.
Definitions may be found at Ark. Code Ann. §5-73-301 (2017).