Policies and Procedures Regarding Firearms & Weapons
Firearms & Weapons Policy: Faculty/Staff
According to the staff handbook (login required), firearms, weapons, and other dangerous or hazardous devices or substances are prohibited from the premises of Grinnell College without proper authorization. You can view the College's policy under section B.15 Workplace Violence.
Firearms & Weapons Policy: Students
Additionally, students are not allowed to have weapons. The student handbook explains "Conduct that endangers the safety of the residential community is prohibited. For this reason, no resident shall have in his/her/hir possession any weapons or firearms. Any weapon, including a starter gun, that expels (or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel) a projectile by the action of an explosive is considered a firearm. Other weapons prohibited from campus include: ammunition, paintball guns, airsoft guns, gun replicas (including facsimile water pistols), explosive devices (both incendiary and chemical), knives having a blade that swings into position by force or a spring or centrifugal force (i.e., switchblades), any knives with blades longer than three and one half inches, swords, metal knuckles, straight razors, blackjacks, saps, sap gloves, koshes, bludgeons, martial arts stars, weapons of the type commonly known as nunchukas, or any other instrument identified as a weapon in published College policies.
Under no circumstances may students store or possess firearms or weapons in College-owned housing, College buildings, College property or vehicles stored on campus.
Any violation of this policy is considered extremely serious and may lead to immediate suspension or dismissal from the College.
Please see the student handbook for the policy on weapons.
If faculty/staff or students observe someone on campus in violation of this policy please contact Campus Safety and Security at 641-269-4600.