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Community Code

Firearms, Weapons, Fireworks

3 points*
Students are not permitted to have firearms, airguns, stunguns, switch blade knives (other than small pocket knives or kitchen knives), martial arts weapons (hunting knives, guns, BB guns, pellet guns, paint ball guns etc.), ammunition, mace, fireworks or archery equipment in the residence halls, vehicles, or in personal possession on campus. This includes starter or display guns. The unauthorized possession of firearms, stunguns, fireworks, explosives, mace, pepper spray, articles or substances usable as weapons or means of disruption or harassment of legitimate campus functions, activities, or assemblies; or the use of firearms, fireworks, knives, martial arts weapons, explosives, articles or substances calculated to intimidate, disturb or injure any individual on the College campus is prohibited. There are no exceptions to this policy, including weapons used for sport, entertainment or academic purposes. Any student who violates this policy is subject to serious disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal from the College.

* Student Conduct Point System: Students and organizations are assessed points and sanctions for violations of Carthage policies. The point system is divided into three categories, based on the degree of severity of the infraction. Read more about the Student Conduct Point System