MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University is the latest college in the state to opt out of a law adopted this year allowing guns on campus.
The SAU board voted unanimously Thursday to opt out of the law with recommendations from the SAU Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and administration, the university said Friday in a news release.
The law allows faculty and staff members with concealed weapons permits to carry handguns on campus. It also gives college boards the authority to vote to opt out of the law. Boards are required to vote annually.
SAU joins other state schools, including the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems, in opting out of the law.