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Firearms Policy

The possession and/or use of offensive weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited on all university campuses. Offensive weapons include, without limitation, firearms of any kind, guns, pellet guns, B.B. guns, paintball guns, dart guns, ammunition, bows and arrows, chemicals, flammable materials, items that constitute a fire hazard, fireworks, explosives, any instrument that that can hurl a projectile, sling shots, brass knuckles, knives, hunting knives, switchblades, and any other cutting instruments as determined within the sole discretion of Delaware Law, except those whose sole purpose is related to the preparation or consumption of food.

In addition, items that are not generally considered as weapons but could be used or viewed as a weapon are prohibited. All offensive weapons and similar items will be confiscated immediately. Students violating this policy will be severely sanctioned, up to and including expulsion. The Law School will report such violations to the authorities if warranted.

Exceptions to this policy may be granted only upon registration with and the express written approval of the director of  Campus Safety. >>UPDATE LINK Pepper spray and mace are also considered to be offensive weapons; however, possession of same for self defense purposes only may be permitted, but only upon prior registration with and the express written approval of the Department of Campus Safety. Control and storage of all offensive weapons shall be solely within the discretion of the director of Campus Safety. To the extent that exceptions to this policy are granted in connection with items for ROTC detachment, the director of Campus Safety shall consult with the military science professor with respect to the control and storage of such items.