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Doane Weapons Policy

Last Revised: August 15, 2016

Doane University prohibits the possession of deadly weapons—concealed or not concealed- on the person or in a vehicle on any Doane property.  Deadly weapons include any firearm, knife, bludgeon, explosive, or other device, material, or substance which in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury.   Violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary or legal action.  This policy does not apply to the use or possession of authorized weapons by law enforcement, campus safety or contracted security services personnel while executing their duties on Doane property.  

Note: The possession of deadly weapons is also prohibited in any vehicle owned, leased or rented by Doane with the exception of:
            - The Doane shotgun team who may transport unloaded team shotguns in Doane vehicles for competition purposes under the provision of the Doane shotgun team policy (Link).  The team however is still prohibited from bringing shotguns onto campus property.

Even for the most reasonable purposes by a gun owner, community members are sensitive to the presence of weapons and are trained in emergency exercises to report sightings of weapons immediately.  A report of this nature, due to the time-sensitive need to take action and communicate possible threats, could result in the lockdown of campus before the purpose for the presence is known.

For this reason we ask gun owners to respect the policy and law.  

We also ask that the entire community assist us in reporting threats, act of violence or crimes immediately to local law enforcement (402)826-8295 or the Doane Safety Office (402)826-8669.  

Even the smallest of matter of issue, could be the link to resolving a significant incident...before it happens.