Campus Carry

Goes into Effect August 1, 2017

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11, which states the following:

A license holder may carry a concealed handgun on or about the license holder's person while the license holder is on the campus of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education in this state.

All universities and colleges in Texas that are not private institutions are required to comply with this law. However, each college is unique in some way and is allowed to fashion rules about concealed campus carry to fit their own college campus. The law further states that:

After consulting with students, staff, and faculty of the institution regarding the nature of the student population, specific safety considerations, and the uniqueness of the campus environment, the president or other chief executive officer of an institution of higher education in this state shall establish reasonable rules, regulations, or other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on the campus of the institution or on premises located on the campus of the institution.

NOTE: Campus carry does not equal Open Carry. House Bill 910 legalizes the open carry of handguns in Texas for those who have a concealed handgun license, but the open carry law prohibits the open carry of handguns on the premises of institutions of higher education. Therefore, openly carrying a gun on the campus of MCC is illegal.

For more information about Senate Bill 11, go to: