Vol. 28 Iss. 11 - January 30, 2012

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: Longwood University is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts educational institutions operated by the Commonwealth.

Title of Regulation: 8VAC50-20. Regulation on Prohibiting Weapons at Longwood University (adding 8VAC50-20-10, 8VAC50-20-20, 8VAC50-20-30).

Statutory Authority: § 23-188 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 17, 2012.

Agency Contact: Robert Beach, Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909, telephone (434) 395-2092, or email


This regulation establishes the weapons limitations at Longwood University.


8VAC50-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Police officer" means law-enforcement officials appointed pursuant to Article 3 (§ 15-2-1609 et seq.) of Chapter 16 and Chapter l7 (§ 15.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23, Chapter 2 (§ 29.1-200 et seq.) of Title 29.1, or Chapter 1 (§ 52-1 et seq.) of Title 52 of the Code of Virginia or sworn federal law-enforcement officers.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by Longwood University.

"Weapon" means (i) any pistol, revolver, shotgun, bow and arrow, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind; (ii) any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, razor slingshot, spring stick, metal knucks, or blackjack; (iii) any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as nun chahka, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain; or (iv) any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades that is designed to be thrown or propelled and that may be known as throwing star or oriental dart.

8VAC50-20-20. Possession of weapons prohibited.

Possession or carrying of any weapon by any person, except a police officer, is prohibited on university property in academic buildings, administrative office buildings, student resident buildings, or dining facilities or while attending sporting, entertainment, or educational events. Entry upon the aforementioned university property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

8VAC50-20-30. Person lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policy, Longwood University police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry upon or remaining upon university property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of this prohibition.

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3093; Filed January 17, 2012, 4:29 p.m.