>> **NO** armed KSU-student participation @ KSU <<
ARMED **non-KSU students** are welcome, as are UNARMED KSU students - empty holsters or no holsters!
I finally wrote to KSU President Beverly Warren this afternoon (2:30 PM), after multiple attempts to receive any kind of response from Jennifer Kulics (Dean of Students at KSU) regarding my request that the university, *like every other university has done, where applicable*, waive enforcement of the code of student conduct for armed students who wished to lawfully participate in the Walk.
At approximately 5:30 PM, Ms. Kulics responded: "Good evening, and I appreciate your willingness to take the time to contact me as well as other members of our university community.
The university has the obligation to enforce its policies as codified in the Ohio Administrative code. One of which is our dangerous weapons policy. The university will not be suspending this policy or the code of student conduct for this or any other event. We look forward to cooperating with you on September 24th."
I have notified the media, and shared with them some initial thoughts:
- Rather than respond in any way to multiple communications, KSU has finally revealed its chosen course. That being said, it's a mystery to me why KSU, **unlike four other Ohio public universities** (the fifth, UA, has no policy against open carry by students on UA's grounds), chose not to waive enforcement of its code of student conduct for students who wished to participate in this Walk while lawfully armed.
- KSU's students are poorer because of this decision, not unlike other governmental decisions which restrict the choices of individuals under penalty of criminal or other sanctions.