Weapons in the workplace

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to establish restrictions regarding the possession or use of weapons and other dangerous instruments on campus or at a University-sponsored activity or event.

Policy

Lynn University recognizes the importance of a safe and secure environment for all persons on University premises. Accordingly, except for authorized law enforcement personnel, the possession and/or use of weapons or other instruments that can be used as weapons are strictly prohibited on University premises, including University parking lots, or at any other location while engaged in University business regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry a weapon or not. Please refer to the University’s Weapons Policy.

To further enhance the University’s prohibition on Weapons Policy, from time to time, University may conduct internal investigations pertaining to security. Accordingly, whenever necessary, in the University’s discretion, and without prior notice, the University may search all persons entering University property and vehicles on University property (including but not limited to clothing, packages, containers, briefcases, purses, lockers, desks and filing cabinets) for the purpose of determining whether any weapon has been brought onto said premises or property in violation of this policy. Therefore, the employee should have no expectation of privacy. Employees are required to cooperate fully. Any employee failing or refusing to promptly permit a search under this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination of employment.

An employee found to be in possession of a weapon on University property or who has invited a guest who the employee knows to be in possession of a weapon on University property is subject to immediate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

If you become aware of anyone violating this Policy, you must report it to your supervisor immediately.

This Policy shall not be construed to create any duty or obligation on the part of the University to take any actions beyond those required of an employer by existing law.

Definitions

Please refer to the University’s Weapons and Other Dangerous Instruments Policy.

Procedures/Guidelines

Please refer to the University’s Weapons and Other Dangerous Instruments Policy.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Campus Safety.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018