Effective July 1, HB 280, the Campus Carry legislation, is in effect. Individuals with a valid concealed carry permit may carry concealed handguns on Middle Georgia State University property, with the exception of all locations listed in the University's updated weapons policy.
Beginning today, students and faculty may check with any of the following offices to inquire (in person or by phone) as to the permissibility of concealed handguns in their classes: Office of the Registrar, Campus Affairs (Campus Director’s Office on campuses outside of Macon), and/or University Police.
MGA will hold two training sessions—one for faculty and one for staff—in the days leading up to Convocation on August 4, 2017. The training will be held in Macon the week of July 31st and delivered via videoconference to Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins. The employee training will be recorded and available online. The brief (15-minute) training is mandatory, and all faculty and staff must confirm that they have completed it no later than August 31, 2017.
Any members of the MGA community or the community at large with questions about HB 280's implementation at Middle Georgia State University may email email@example.com.
Message from President Blake
On May 4, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 280, the “campus carry” legislation. In the weeks since, the University System of Georgia has been working on guidance regarding the legislation, which was issued to institutions on May 24.
Below, you can find a link to the guidance. Middle Georgia State University’s administration is continuing to work closely with campus law enforcement, legal experts, and our colleagues at the USG to identify, draft, and finalize any policy changes required by the implementation of House Bill 280.
Over the course of the next few weeks our University Police and Legal Counsel will collaborate with all administrative divisions to answer questions and make information easily available to students, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors. On this page, you will find information, links to new and updated policies, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, as they are available.
If you have comments, questions, or recommendations with respect to MGA implementation of the new legislation, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We remain dedicated to providing a safe learning and work environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Thank you for all you do to advance extraordinary higher learning at Middle Georgia State.
Christopher Blake, PhD
On May 24, the University System of Georgia provided this guidance to all units of the University System.
On June 1, additional guidance, including the answers to several frequently-asked questions, was provided by the USG.
Georgia’s “Campus Carry” Law
Click here to review the text of HB 280, the “campus carry” law.
Questions, comments, concerns
If you have questions or comments about “campus carry,” you may contact MGA Police via email to email@example.com.