From the editorial:
As Cuccinelli points out, the policies of the University of Virginia do not hold the force of law and therefore cannot restrict where permit holders may carry. In addition, were the total ban to be made into statute — and therefore hold force of law — it would be found unconstitutional by previous rulings of the Virginia Supreme Court.
This is the first time that I've seen this (bolded part) written down anywhere. If the colleges do proceed with their rumored plans to change these "policies" into "regulations" then the scenario the author is posing would become true.
Will we then be required to sue to have the regulations overturned?
If the colleges were smart, and they could see that inevitable result down the road, they would actually be much better off leaving their "policies" in place, than having their "regulations" overturned altogether.