Cedarville University (3,760 students) has become the first university in Ohio to allow employees with concealed handguns permits to carry their handgun on campus. The university is located in Dayton, Ohio. From the Dayton Daily News:
The policy will take effect August 1.
Although Cedarville University could become the first college in Ohio to allow some form of concealed carry on campus, school officials don’t consider the move to be groundbreaking.
“It’s not like we’re doing something new that nobody else has ever done,” President Thomas White said last week. “(If approved), we’ll be following behind a whole lot of other people. ”
White said Cedarville officials looked at policies from colleges in Texas, Kansas and Virginia before drafting the proposal trustees will announce a decision on this week. The proposal would allow concealed carry on campus by faculty and staff who are licensed to carry concealed weapons. . . . .
One school Cedarville’s administrators looked closely at was Liberty University in Virginia. Like Cedarville, Liberty is a private, Christian institution, though with 50,000 undergraduates Liberty is considerably bigger than Cedarville . . . .