Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action

A joint report by NASPA and Education Commission of the States (ECS).

Amid efforts by campus leaders to build robust violence prevention and crisis response strategies, colleges and universities are mired in a national pandemic of active shooter violence. In 2015, for instance, the Gun Violence Archive documented more than 320 mass shootings across the United States. As of October of the same year, 23 shootings took place on college and university campuses.