Our shared goal is to ensure people have the information they need.

Since the state’s public building exemption expired in 2017, there have been no criminal or policy violations directly tied to concealed handguns at the University of Kansas.

KU provides various resources that can help individuals understand risks and how they might or should respond during extreme or stressful circumstances.  

The Public Safety Office provides these tips on active-shooter/active-threat response. The page also includes the City of Houston “Run, Hide, Fight” video.

Click here to watch the Public Safety Office de-escalation presentation recorded on Aug. 18, 2017, during the concealed carry information session focusing on issues for faculty and instructional staff.

Watch the Public Safety Office’s Aug. 31, 2017, presentation on "De-escalation: Managing a Difficult Situation Before it Becomes a Crisis".


Quick Resources

KU Weapons Policy

KU Implementation Procedures

KU Public Safety Office, 785-864-5900

Request a Public Safety Office program for your office or KU organization.

Campus Alerts

                Lawrence Campus

                Edwards Campus

Emergency Planning

Lawrence Campus Emergency Planning

Edwards Campus Emergency Plan (pdf)

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