Stephen F. Austin State University

Campus Carry: Current Law vs. August 1, 2016

Current Law

Type of License: Concealed Handgun Licence (CHL)

A CHL holder can carry a concealed handgun on campus on a public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.

August 1, 2016

Type of License: Handgun License

A handgun license holder can now also carry a concealed handgun anywhere on a university campus, including in buildings, unless prohibited by state or federal law, or university rule.

The Changes

Other States with Similar Laws

States that allow campus carry:

Colorado (2003), Utah (2004), Oregon (2011), Wisconsin (2011), Mississippi (2011), Kansas (2013), Idaho (2014), Texas (2016)

To view a United States map of states allowing concealed carry on university campuses, go to