Vol. 34 Iss. 13 - February 19, 2018

Chapter 10
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: Norfolk State University is claiming an exemption 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: 8VAC60-10. Weapons Regulation (adding 8VAC60-10-10, 8VAC60-10-20, 8VAC60-10-30).

Statutory Authority: § 23.1-1301 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: February 8, 2018.

Agency Contact: Ericke Cage, Executive Advisor to the President, 700 Park Avenue, Suite 520, Norfolk, VA 23504, telephone (757) 823-8670, FAX (757) 823-2342, or email


The regulation establishes the weapons limitation policy at Norfolk State University.


8VAC60-10-10. 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 17 (§ 15.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Article 3 (§ 23.1-809 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 23.1, Chapter 2 (§ 29.1-200 et seq.) of Title 29.1, and Chapter 1 (§ 52-1 et seq.) of Title 52 of the Code of Virginia and sworn federal law-enforcement officers.

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

"Weapon" means any pistol, revolver, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind; any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, razor slingshot, spring stick, metal knucks, blackjack, or 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, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain; or 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.

8VAC60-10-20. 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 residence buildings, or dining facilities or while attending sporting, entertainment, or educational events. Entry upon university property, as described in this section, in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

8VAC60-10-30. Person lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policy, Norfolk State 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. R18-5406; Filed February 1, 2018, 3:10 p.m.