University of Kansas

It has come to our attention that the University of Kansas has been woefully unprepared to handle the legal presence of hidden loaded handguns on campus. Here is a collection of what they have communicated to faculty, staff, and students about the law. There was zero communication from the University from July 1, 2013 when the law was enrolled until December 2015, when the University decided to hold its first under-publicized information session. There were still students and graduate teaching assistants who started the Fall 2017 semester at the University of Kansas unaware of the existence of the law because the University was not informing prospective students and employees.

The University of Kansas did not hold any training sessions for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who teach the majority of introductory level classes at the university, except for an optional session less than 5 days before the start of the Fall 2017 semester. GTAs reported feeling more confused, frightened, and less prepared than before the session. Considering the law was passed in 2013, there is no excuse for the late timing. You can see KU Chief of Police Chris Keary speaking to the group below in this partial clip:

The following is an email from the KU Provost about teaching under the law. This email was only sent out the Friday before classes began, and there was not much communication prior to this email at all.

email from provost aug 18 2017 concealed carry