Campus Carry

Safety Is Our Top Priority

Georgia Highlands College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, employees, and campus visitors, while respecting the rights of individuals who are licensed to carry a concealed handgun as permitted by Georgia state law in regards to House Bill 280, commonly known as the “campus carry” legislation, effective on July 1, 2017.

It will be the responsibility of those license-holders who choose to carry concealed handguns on campus to know the law and to understand where they can go while carrying.

We recognize that the Georgia Highlands College community has questions and concerns regarding the concealed carry of firearms at our GHC locations. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has issued general guidance developed by the BOR Office of Legal Affairs. GHC has reviewed our policies to ensure compliance with the new law. We have updated this page with new information regarding specific policies and regulations. Please be sure to check back regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience as we work through implementation of H.B. 280 on our campus.

The full text of USG’s Guidance on H.B. 280 can be found here.

Understanding HB280 and campus carry laws. Watch video

GHC student handbook

USG has provided additional guidance on H.B. 280, which can be found here.

The full text of H.B. 280 can be found here.

If you have concerns or questions, that are not addressed in the links below, please email us at