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Violent Game Policy

Chapter 8590
Issued February 15, 2010

Table of Contents

.010 Introduction
.020 Policy
.030 Questions

.010 Introduction

Kansas State University strives to maintain a safe, nonviolent and educational environment. Certain parts of games, when observed by others who are not participating or not aware of the game, can be perceived as violent and or threatening acts and can create a safety hazard.

.020 Policy

Kansas State University prohibits games or activities that include the following tactics from taking place on campus other than in an exclusively virtual context (e.g. video games etc.):

  • The act or simulated act of shooting objects at another person.

  • The act or simulated act of stalking or ambushing others.

  • Other acts or simulated acts that can be seen by a reasonable observer as violent or intimidating.

Persons in violation of this policy may be subject to sanctions, including but not limited to, removal from campus, being banned from campus, suspension or expulsion.

Nothing in this section shall be read to prohibit possession of weapons on campus (1) as necessary for the conduct of Board approved academic programs or university approved activities or practices, or (2) by university police or security officers while acting within the scope of their employment.

.030 Questions

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Activities and Services, 809 K-State Student Union, 532-6541.