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University of Regina Policy


Audience:All University employees, students and visitors
Issued:December 18, 2007
Revised:March 05, 2024
Owner(s):AVP (Student Affairs)
Approved by:VP (Administration)
Contact:Director, University of Regina Protective Services 306-585-4655


In order to maintain the highest level of security on campus, the University of Regina wishes to ensure no weapons are brought onto campus without proper consideration and authorization. This policy includes all firearms, ammunition and weapons as well as weapons used for hunting and/or target practice.


The University of Regina prohibits the possession, storage or use of firearms, ammunition or weapons on any property of the University without expressed written permission from the VP Administration. Approval must be requested as per the process description below.

Use of Weapons for Research or Other Purposes on Campus

Any use of firearms, ammunition or restricted weapons for research, will fall under the discretion of this policy.


This policy does not include peace officers in possession of firearms during the course of carrying out their duties or attending classes while in uniform.

Consequences for Noncompliance

University of Regina Protective Services and/or Regina Police Service will seize any weapons found on campus for which there is no prior written approval record. Individuals found with unauthorized weapons on campus may be subject to the appropriate disciplinary process as well as criminal prosecution.


Obtaining Authorization to have a Weapon on Campus

Requests to have a weapon on campus for research or other purposes must be submitted to the Director, University of Regina Protective Services (or designate). Submissions should include all pertinent information in writing, including (but not limited to):

  • type(s) of weapon(s);
  • purpose of the weapon on campus;
  • intended storage of the weapon on campus;
  • any risks to the safety and security of individuals on campus

Requests must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to bringing any weapon on to campus.

Requests will be reviewed by the Director, University of Regina Protective Services with final written permission granted by the Vice President, Administration.

All uses, storage and transportation of firearms and/or weapons under this policy must fall within the applicable laws and regulations for the University of Regina, City of Regina, Province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada.

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