Tennessee Law (TCA 39-17-1309) and The University of the South policy prohibit weapons on campus. Sewanee Police Department provides students a lawful means of storage on campus for weapons they plan to use for legal hunting activities. Weapons may be stored by Sewanee Police Department for the duration of up to anacademic year. Weapons may not be stored over the summer. Weapons will only be released after ownership is verified and required background checks have been made.
Please read the information below and check yes or no to each question indicating you understand. Federal laws prohibit certain persons from receiving or possessing firearms and/or ammunition. Sewanee Police Department will be unable to release/return any firearm to persons who answer yes to any of the following questions: (Please check Yes or No if any of these apply to you)
I understand and agree that Sewanee Police Department assumes no responsibility for any firearm or other sporting equipment, other than providing a secure place of storage and reasonable means of protection.
By allowing Sewanee Police Department to store my weapon, I consent to criminal background screenings which could prevent my firearm from being returned to me if it is discovered I meet any of the criteria described above.
Expectations for Weapons Check In / Out
Storing a Weapon The student must bring the weapon immediately to the Sewanee Police Department and fill out the required online forms prior to arrival to campus. A valid student identification must be presented for identification purposes.
Checking out a Weapon All weapons stored at the department are available for the rightful owner to check out 24/7. Any student wishing to check out his/her firearm stored at the department must be present in person and provide a valid student identification card to do so. The student needs to call the Sewanee Police at 931.598.1111 to make arrangements to have an officer meet them to retrieve their weapon prior to arriving to the police department.
Returning a Weapon to storageOnce a checked out firearm is no longer being utilized off campus by the owner, it must be returned immediately to the Sewanee Police Department for proper storage upon the owner's return to campus. Failure to return the weapon immediately will result in the weapon being subject to forfeiture.
By signing below, I acknowledge I have read and understand and agree to these terms.