Weapons Policy

Carrying concealed weapons in all Madison College facilities is prohibited. Employees, students and the public may not carry weapons -- whether on or off college property and regardless of possessing a license to carry a concealed weapon.

An exception is made for students and faculty who are authorized to carry firearms as part of a protective services program.

  • Students in violation of this policy are subject to discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Community members who violate this policy may no longer be allowed on college property.

If anyone suspects an immediate threat to public safety, call 911. If anyone believes someone is carrying a weapon but not acting in a threatening manner, call Public Safety Services at (608) 245-2222.



Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, billy clubs, electronic controlled devices (conducted energy devices, stun guns, tasers), ammunition, explosives, and any other device or instrument which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, could cause death or great bodily harm.

Madison College Property

College property includes, without limitation, college owned or leased space and college-owned vehicles regardless of whether or not they are on college property.


College employees should refer to the official Weapons policy #225 for further information.