The University of Kansas is another step closer to drawing up its policy for dealing with guns on campus.
The university now has a five-member Weapons Policy Advisory Committee in place, with a website that includes information about the coming change in Kansas gun laws and how it will affect the state’s college campuses.
The committee, convened in February, includes the university’s general counsel, police chiefs for the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses, a faculty senate member and the medical center’s faculty assembly chair.
Next the university expects to assemble two campus implementation committees — one for Lawrence, the Edwards campus and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder and another for the medical center’s three campuses.
Those committees will develop campus-specific implementation plans.
The weapons committee will present KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with a final universitywide plan by Sept. 1. It will be reviewed by the Kansas Board of Regents by October.
Beginning in July 2017, people will be permitted to have concealed guns in campus buildings unless appropriate security or metal detectors are set at building entrances.