Campus Concealed Carry

Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in summer 2015, Senate Bill 11 allows individuals with a concealed handgun license to carry a handgun while on Texas public university campuses as long as the weapon is not visible. License holders must:

  • Be 21 years old, unless they are active duty military or police officers;
  • Meet federal qualifications to own a gun, and
  • Receive training from an instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety

The law allowing concealed carry on university campuses went into effect on Aug. 1, 2016. It recognizes that Texas' public universities are unique and need to develop campus carry policies that are appropriate for their respective campuses.

Prior to implementation, a task force of students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents was convened to develop recommendations to implement a plan at MSU Texas. The task force explored specific rules, regulations and procedures related to campus carry and developed policies that included items such as identifying potential gun-free zones, creating appropriate signage, and conducting public education programs. MSU Texas's campus carry policy was issued in August of 2016.

MSU Texas Policy 4.116 Carrying Concealed Handguns on Campus

Campus Concealed Carry Webpage 


Bias-Based Policing

MSU Texas PD is committed to upholding the constitutional rights of all people.  Bias-based policing is forbidden by Department Policy. Any motorist who believes he or she has been stopped, detained or searched by a MSU Texas police officer, contrary to the Bias-Based Policing policy, may file a written complaint with the department. The supervisor of the officer who is the subject of the complaint will conduct an investigation and notify the Chief of Police, as well as the involved parties, of the findings.  An allegation of a violation of the Department’s policy may be reported using the following mechanism.  

MSU Police Compliment / Complaint Form