East Texas Baptist University adopts campus carry policy
By Staff Reports
May 17, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.
Updated May 17, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.
East Texas Baptist University has adopted its campus carry policy.
The university has adopted a the “opt out, authorize in” plan that will allow certain full-time faculty and staff who have a concealed carry permit to concealed carry on campus for their personal protection.
ETBU President President J. Blair Blackburn can grant permission to a staff member who has a concealed carry permit. That permission would allow the staff member to carry a concealed weapon on campus, at a university sponsored event or in a university vehicle.
The authorization process requires the full-time ETBU faculty or staff member applicant to meet the following conditions for consideration:
- Submittal of official application to the Office of the President
- Completion of interview with the University President and/or his designee(s)
- Completion of psychological evaluation by an approved clinical psychologist or psychiatrist
- Continuing obligation to submit to a psychological exam at any time upon request of the ETBU President or his designees.
- Bi-annual shooter qualification showing firearms proficiency and safety for persons
- Annual participation in University sponsored law enforcement active shooter training for personal protection
- Understanding that the ETBU President holds a specific right to withdraw authorization with or without cause at any time and for any reason.