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President Wiewel responds to court ruling on firearms on campus
Author: Wim Wiewel
Posted: October 4, 2011

Dear PSU community:

The Oregon Court of Appeals last week overturned a long-standing administrative ban
of firearms at Oregon’s public universities, ruling that such authority must come from
the Legislature, not from Oregon University System policy. The state Board of Higher
Education is reviewing the court decision to determine next steps.

I want to assure that we remain committed to keeping Portland State University a safe
place to learn. Firearms and weapons continue to be prohibited by law in buildings
across campus, unless that person has a valid concealed weapons permit. We will
continue to vigorously enforce that law. If anyone on campus sees an individual with
a weapon or feels threatened by another individual, they should contact the Campus
Public Safety Office. As always, dial 911 for an emergency or 503 725-4407 for non-

Wim Wiewel
Portland State University