3 points *

* Student Conduct Point System: Students and organizations are assessed points and sanctions for violations of Carthage policies. The point system is divided into three categories, based on the degree of severity of the infraction. Read more about the Student Conduct Point System


Students are not permitted to have weapons in the residence halls, vehicles, or in personal possession on campus. This includes but is not limited to:

  • firearms, including airguns, BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, splat guns
  • ammunition 
  • stun guns or tasers
  • switchblades or hunting knives (other than small pocket knives less than 3 inches in length)
  • martial arts weapons
  • mace 
  • archery equipment

The use of any item listed above or of  articles or substances usable as weapons as a means of disruption or harassment of legitimate campus functions; or the use to intimidate, disturb or injure any individual on the College campus is prohibited. There are no exceptions to this policy, including weapons used for sport, entertainment or academic purposes. Any student who violates this policy is subject to serious disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal from the College.

Pepper spray is allowed for personal self defense purposes. Pepper spray canisters must be standard form, personal use size (2.5 oz or smaller.) Pepper spray canisters must not be in the form of a firearm or weapon. Use of pepper spray for purposes other than self defense may be subject to policy violation.