ACC's Campus Carry Policy ensures compliance with Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code (also known as Campus Carry law), while maintaining ACC's commitment to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
As a public community college, ACC is required by law to implement the campus carry legislation, Texas Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), allowing Licensed to Carry (LTC) holders to carry a concealed handgun on public college campuses. Per the law, the college's policy takes effect August 1, 2017.
ACC has taken a steady, thoughtful approach to implementing the law. In 2016, ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes appointed a Campus Carry Implementation Task Force comprised of collegewide representation.
The task force worked with faculty, staff, students, and legal experts to develop a policy and procedures that work best for our learning and working environment. Additionally, ACC continues to monitor the policies adopted by four-year universities, work with community college partners, and review Attorney General opinions on the matter.