Chapter 12

12.1-12.5 | 12.6-12.8

General Operations

Effective Date: 09/01/2010

12.6 Appointment of Policemen and Marshals and Public Safety Officers

1)  The Board of Trustees pursuant to and subject to Public Act 120, Public Acts of 1990, as amended, grants to those Public Safety Officers now or hereafter approved by the General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees those powers and authority as are granted by law to peace and police officers to enforce State Laws and to enforce the Ordinances, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Trustees on all property owned or leased by the University or subject to its control, including any public right of way traversing or immediately contiguous to such property.

2)  Pursuant to Public Act 80, Public Acts of 1905, as amended. Those public safety officers now or hereafter approved by the Chief Financial Officer are empowered with all authority prescribed by Public Act 80 to enforce all Rules, Regulations and Ordinances of the Board of Trustees governing University property.

This revised Policy is a reaffirmation and continuation of all such powers previously granted and a renewed grant of such power and authority effective on its date of adoption.


  • 10/16/1970
  • 01/28/1982
  • 09/18/1992: Changed responsibility
  • 08/03/2000: Changed Executive Vice President and Provost title to Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • 12/13/2002: Changed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs to the Board of Trustees and Changed Act 80 of the Public Acts of 1905 to Act 120 of the Public Acts of 1990
  • 07/15/2010: Was previously Policy 15.5. Renumbered, revised and clarified in general.
  • 09/24/2018: Changed Vice President for Administration to Chief Financial Officer
  • 09/25/2018: Changed Vice President for Administration to Chief Financial Officer in item #2


Effective Date: 08/06/2015

12.7 Weapons Registration

Students and employees of Michigan Technological University and visitors to the University are required to register all firearms (rifles, pistols, shotguns, including air or compressed gas guns), archery or hunting bows, any weapon where license is required by law, or any dangerous weapon, with the Director of Public Safety and Police Services prior to bringing any such item onto University property or any property over which the University may have jurisdiction. Proof of such registration must be carried on the person of such student or employee or visitor while in possession of such an item on University property.

The possession or use of a loaded firearm, gun or archery or hunting bow on University property is prohibited except at the rifle range and designated archery or gun usage ranges and then only if such equipment is properly registered with the University. The possession of any explosive, excepting commonly accepted recreational sporting ammunition stored in designated weapons storage areas, in use at the rifle range, or in direct and rapid transit to or from these areas, is prohibited on University property except under the direction of a University employee as part of an authorized University course.

Except for the purpose of promptly transporting a properly registered firearm and/or its ammunition, bow, or other dangerous weapon directly to or from designated weapons storage areas, or the use of such items as part of an authorized University course activity, the possession of such an item in any University building is prohibited. Furthermore, the storage of any such item on University property in other than a designated weapons storage area is prohibited. Designated weapons storage areas are limited to the weapons storage rooms in the rifle range, the archery range, ROTC weapons storage facilities, along with such other areas as may be subsequently designated as weapons storage areas by the Director of Public Safety and Police Services. The possession or storage of any firearm, bow, other dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosive is expressly prohibited in the Residence Halls and Michigan Tech Apartments.

Excepted from this policy are 22 caliber powder activated nail guns owned by the University when in the possession of or property stored by the University employee accountable for such tool or owned by any independent contractor of the University when in the possession of or properly stored by the Contractor in pursuance of the contractors work activity

Sworn law enforcement officers actively employed by a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency that either permits or requires the officer to carry firearms (concealed or otherwise) while on and/or off duty are exempted from the Policy if they are carrying in compliance with their employer’s policy.

Any violation of this Policy may render the violator liable to disciplinary action, or expulsion, citation or arrest.

This Policy constitutes a Rule or Regulation pursuant to and enforceable (including the statutory maximum penalties) pursuant to Michigan Constitution 1963, Article 8, Section 6; MCL 19.141 et seq MCL 390.363 et seq or MCL 752.581 et seq as applicable.


  • 01/11/1950
  • 10/15/1965
  • 10/16/1970
  • 01/28/1982
  • 08/02/2007: The weapons storage area has been moved from the residence halls to Public Safety
  • 07/15/2010: Was previously Policy 15.8. Renumbered, changed "designated representative of the University" to "Director of Public Safety", added "This Policy constitutes a Rule... ."
  • 08/06/2015: Revised definition of firearms to include air or compressed gas guns, clarified use of nail guns, and revised applicable sections of statutory law.


Effective Date: 04/29/2016

12.8 Security Clearance - Department of Defense - Executive Committee

No member of the Board of Control or executive officer of the University shall have access to the classified security information of the United States government, Department of Defense, until such member or officer has received a security clearance at the level necessary for access to such information.

No employee of the University shall have access to classified information of the United States Government, Department of Defense, until such person has received security clearance at the level necessary for access to such information. The President shall make all recommendations for security clearance for employees.

There is hereby established an Executive Committee of the Board to be known as the Classified Contracts and Information Executive Committee.

The Committee shall be comprised of the following persons:
The University President, ex-officio.
The University Vice President for Research, ex-officio
Two members of the Board of Control to be designated by the Board Chair.

All members of the above committee shall obtain and maintain approved national security clearance at the highest level determined necessary by the President in accordance with applicable Department of Defense requirements so as to be appropriately informed on all matters regarding classified projects or research conducted by the university. Such committee members with the appropriate national security clearance will be responsible for informing the board of any necessary university operating information in an unclassified manner. No Committee member lacking the appropriate clearance shall have access to classified security information.

The above Executive Committee shall be responsible for and shall have full authority to exercise management control and supervision over, and the negotiation, execution and administration of classified contracts including responsibility over all matters involving the security of classified matter in the possession of the University.

This policy should be administered pursuant to the previsions of the Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information, Department of Defense.


  • 08/11/1962
  • 01/28/1982
  • 09/24/1982: Vice President for Research and Director of Research
  • 09/18/1992: Vice President for Governmental Relations and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • 08/07/2008: Revised to include the creation of an Executive Committee.
  • 07/15/2010: Was previously Policy 14.5. Renumbered only.
  • 04/29/2016: Changed responsibility to the President; added Vice President for Research to the Committee; and deleted the Secretary of the Board and a member to be appointed by the President.