PASSHE will host a webcast on its proposed weapons policy this Thursday, January 9, at 10:00am. APSCUF president, Steve Hicks, will offer comments opposing the policy. Last May APSCUF’s Executive Council adopted a formal statement on the policy, which reads:
APSCUF believes the best learning environment for students is one in which all members of the university community feel safe from the threat of violence. APSCUF believes that this is best secured by reliance on university security and police professionals. Given the free flow of traffic on a college campus to academic buildings, dormitories, and extracurricular events, APSCUF believes that the best policy remains one where deadly weapons are prohibited from campus (except as secured by university police). APSCUF further believes that prior to changing policies regarding deadly weapons, PASSHE and university officials should fully consult with all constituent groups in the campus community.
According to a media advisory issued by PASSHE, the webcast can be viewed on its website, www.passhe.edu. A panel of PASSHE officials will answer questions about the policy. You can submit comments and questions in advance via email to publicsafetytaskforce@passhe.