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Concealed Carry (Also Known as Campus Carry)

Concealed Carry refers to SB 11, which permits a licensed to carry (LTC) holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about his or her person on the campus of an institution of higher education in Texas. Signed by the governor in June 2015, the law went into effect for four-year colleges and universities on Aug. 1, 2016. The law is effective for Dallas County Community College District and other community colleges in Texas beginning Aug. 1, 2017.

What Concealed Carry Allows:

  • The law permits only licensed to carry (LTC) holders to carry concealed handguns on campuses.
  • Allows an institution to adopt rules or regulations that prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on certain areas of campus, in a building or portion of a building as long as the rules and regulations do not have the effect of generally prohibiting a license holder from carrying a concealed handgun on campus. Effective notice must be provided with respect to any place where handguns may not be carried.

What Concealed Carry Does Not Allow:

  • The law does not allow “Open Carry” on college campuses. Open carry means the intentional display of a handgun, including the carry of a partially or wholly visible handgun stored in a shoulder or belt holster.
  • The law does not allow the carry of rifles or shotguns on college campuses.
Current Law:Effective Aug. 1, 2017:

A Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holder may carry a concealed handgun on a two-year college campus’s public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage or other parking area.

A License to Carry (LTC) holder will also be able to carry a concealed handgun on or about her person on a two-year college campus, including in buildings, unless prohibited by state or federal law, or college rule or regulation.

DCCCD Concealed Carry Committee Report; Adopted Policy  

DCCCD Concealed Carry Policy
DCCCD Concealed Carry Regulations
District Concealed Carry Committee Final Report (PDF - 1.81MB)

Concealed Carry Information Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)