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Background Summary 

“Campus carry” is the common name for a state law, S.B. 11, that applies to all public universities in Texas. The law provides that state license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, as of Aug. 1, 2016. The law gives public universities some discretion to regulate campus carry.

UT Austin’s application of the state law is described in detail on the university’s Campus Carry website. Please see the website for detailed information.


UT Austin’s Campus Carry Policies – President Gregory L. Fenves – February 17, 2016


UT Austin Campus Carry Website

UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures: Campus Concealed Carry


Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Campus Carry Law – Texas Tribune – August 16, 2018

Guns Chill Free Speech, UT-Austin Professors Will Argue at Federal Appeals Court – KUT – July 11, 2018

Judge Tosses Out Campus Carry Gun Lawsuit Filed by UT Professors – Austin American-Statesman – July 7, 2016

UT Professors Sue Over Campus Carry, Arguing That Allowing Guns Violates Their Rights – Dallas Morning News – July 6, 2016