Weapons Policy

Purpose

The Culinary Institute of America is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment that is free of violence. This obligation includes eliminating recognized hazards from the campus community that may contribute to violence or serious harm.

Policy Statement

No individual (student, staff, or faculty member or member of the general public) is permitted to bring a weapon or replica of a weapon of any kind onto college properties. Additionally, no student, staff, or faculty member may carry a weapon or replica of a weapon of any kind during college business travel. A weapon includes any device defined in this policy that in the manner used or intended is capable of producing death, harm, intimidation, or bodily injury to a person or property. This policy applies to all situations, whether the weapon is licensed or not. Only law enforcement officials acting within their official capacity shall be considered exempt from this policy.

Procedures

New York

  1. Any employee or student who becomes aware of a violation of this policy is required to immediately notify the Campus Safety Office. Upon assessing any real or imminent threat, the CIA reserves the right to call outside law enforcement officials for assistance and intervention at any time.
  2. The Campus Safety Office must report any student, staff, or faculty member who violates this policy to the appropriate offices.
    1. Staff and faculty members must be reported to the Human Resources Department.
    2. Students must be reported to the Student Affairs Office.
    3. All infractions must be reported to the vice president of finance and administration.
  3. Violation of this policy is a serious offense that endangers the safety of the CIA community. Therefore, any such offense may result in the immediate termination of employment for employees or the expulsion of a student.

California

  1. Any employee or student who becomes aware of a violation of this policy is required to immediately notify the Campus Safety Department and/or managing director, dean of education, or department head at the California campus. Upon assessing any real or imminent threat, the CIA reserves the right to call outside law enforcement officials for assistance and intervention at any time.
  2. Once notified of an infraction, the individual concerned must ensure that the violation is immediately reported to the managing director at Greystone (or designate in the case of absence) and the associate vice president—branch campuses.
  3. The managing director at the CIA at Greystone must report any student, staff, or faculty member who violates this policy to the appropriate offices.
    1. Staff and faculty members must be reported to the Human Resources Department at the New York campus.
    2. Students must be reported to the provost and Student Affairs Office at the New York campus.
    3. All infractions must be reported to the provost and vice president of finance and administration.
  4. Violation of this policy is a serious offense that endangers the safety of the CIA community. Therefore, any such offense may result in the immediate termination of employment for employees or the expulsion of a student.

Texas

  1. Any employee or student who becomes aware of a violation of this policy is required to immediately notify the managing director, associate dean, or any department head at the Texas campus. Upon assessing any real or imminent threat, the CIA reserves the right to call outside law enforcement officials for assistance and intervention at any time.
  2. Once notified of an infraction, the individual concerned must ensure that the violation is immediately reported to the managing director at the CIA San Antonio (or designate in the case of absence) and associate vice president—branch campuses.
  3. The managing director must report any student, staff, or faculty member who violates this policy to the appropriate offices.
    1. Staff and faculty members must be reported to the Human Resources Department at the New York campus.
    2. Students must be reported to the Student Affairs Office at the New York campus.
    3. All infractions must be reported to the provost and vice president of finance and administration.
  4. Violation of this policy is a serious offense that endangers the safety of the CIA community. Therefore, any such offense may result in the immediate termination of employment for employees or the expulsion of a student.

The entire Weapons Policy can be found on the CIA Main Menu Policies and Procedures page.