The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents chose to make no changes to its system's campus carry policies on Wednesday, essentially granting approval for some of the more lenient campus carry rules in the state.
That means holders of state handgun licenses will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in classrooms and dorm rooms at Texas A&M University and other A&M System schools this fall. (One small exception: Dorms operated by private companies will be allowed to ban guns if they want.) In addition, faculty members will only be allowed to ban guns in their offices if they can show a special reason to do so — and receive administrative approval.
"You can't simply say, 'I don't like guns, so I am going to ban them in my office,'" said A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.
The rules were noncontroversial among regents and didn't generate any discussion. No attempts were made to change them. State law doesn't require any kind of vote or approval from the regents unless they want to make a change.