Campus Carry

This webpage was created to keep the TSC community informed with up-to-date information on campus carry and the College's efforts to achieve both compliance and safety on campus.

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 TSC and community colleges across the state is August 1, 2017.

As we work toward compliance, it is helpful to consider that our implementation date in August 2017 affords us the opportunity to benefit from lessons learned from four-year colleges and universities that must comply with the law one year earlier than the community colleges. We will pay careful attention to the actions of those institutions regarding this matter, as they work towards compliance, while effectively gathering information and assessing our environment and compliance with the law.