On June 13, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Texas Senate Bill No. 11, commonly referred to as the "Campus Carry" law. SB 11 generally allows individuals who are licensed to carry a handgun by the State of Texas to carry a concealed handgun on the campus of certain institutions of higher education, including Alvin Community College. SB 11 goes into effect for two-year colleges on August 1, 2017. The Board of Regents and Administration of Alvin Community College are committed to developing, maintaining, and implementing Concealed Carry rules and regulations that meet the requirements of the State of Texas, in particular Texas Government Code Section 411.2031 (Carrying of Handguns by License Holder on Public Institutions of Higher Education) and Texas Penal Code Section 46.035 (Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder).
A committee consisting of Alvin Community College Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students was formed, and will be maintained, to allow the ACC community to discuss and to develop rules and regulations regarding Concealed Carry at ACC. The committee followed the guidelines set forth in Subchapter H, Chapter 411 of the Government Code (License to Carry a Handgun) as a foundation for the development and maintenance of these rules and regulations while ensuring the rights and privileges of all who utilize College resources. This document establishes the rules and regulations pertaining to the carry of concealed handguns by license holders on the campus of Alvin Community College, as well as any properties owned, leased, or controlled by Alvin Community College.