Texas Community Colleges

Campus Carry


Campus Carry will take effect on August 1, 2017, at Western Texas College and other community colleges across Texas.


About Campus Carry

During the 84th Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a law we know as the "Campus Carry" Bill (Senate Bill 11). It allows licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns on academic campuses. The law took effect on August 1, 2016 for all institutions of higher education except for community colleges. The effective date for WTC and community colleges across the state is August 1, 2017. 


Senate Bill 11 Campus Carry


Western Texas College Policy


Exclusionary Zones

In compliance with Texas Senate Bill 11, Western Texas College established a Campus Carry Policy that establishes exclusionary zones, areas of the college campus where concealed carry license holders may not carry handguns at any time. This policy does not apply to commissioned peace officers as defined in Texas Code of Criminal Procedures.

Individuals with a concealed carry license may carry a handgun on the Western Texas College campus with the exception of:

  • Tefertiller Hall Health Clinic
  • Premises where any Board of Trustees meeting is being held
  • Premises where any UIL sanctioned competition is being held
  • All WTC Athletic Fields (Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf Course) and the Gym/HPE when sporting events are taking place.


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