Universities--all universities not just public universities--are identified under Ohio's Concealed Weapons law as forbidden carry zones. Licensed individuals are prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun in "forbidden carry zones." So, by law, concealed handguns may not be carried on Denison's campus. The law does allow licensed gun owners to have a gun in a locked vehicle on a university campus. However, as a private organization and property owner, Denison is exercising its right to prohibit any guns on its campus even in locked cars. Denison's long standing practice and policy has been to prohibit guns on the campus. So as to be very clear and to properly coordinate campus policies with the Ohio Concealed weapons law, the following conditions apply to Denison students, employees and vendors doing business with the college:
As a condition of enrollment, all students must agree not to bring guns of any type onto the campus.
As a condition of employment, all employees must agree not to bring guns of any type onto the campus.
As a condition of doing business with the college, vendors must agree not to bring guns of any type onto the campus