Purdue University - Contacting Trustees and Administration


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Siderite
April 18, 2007, 01:27 PM
Hi,
I'm a Purdue student, and I've assembled information for contacting the trustees and administration:

I'm basing my list of those to contact on http://www.purdue.edu/president/pages/org_chart/org_chart.gif
Since the executive VP is the one who issues the memos regarding regulations, I'm starting there and going up.

President Martin C. Jischke (no email contact listed) and Executive VP and Treasurer Morgan R. Olsen (evpt@purdue.edu) have offices in Hovde Hall, room numbers not listed online(second floor, if I recall correctly. I'll walk my letters over and report back for those wishing to send mail).

Office of the President
Hovde Hall, Room 200
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Office of the Executive Vice President
Hovde Hall, Room 230
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Board of Trustees
Hovde Hall, Room 247
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Email: trustees@purdue.edu

Names of the individual trustees are on: http://www.purdue.edu/bot/trustees/index.shtml

Relevant policies that you might want to cite:
Virginia Tech: Section 2.2 http://www.policies.vt.edu/5616.pdf
Purdue: Section 4.B of Memo A-16 http://www.purdue.edu/business/Executive_Memoranda/EVPT/a-16.htm

And here's a copy of the letter I'm sending President Jischke, with a similar one going to the executive VP and each of the other trustees:


Martin C. Jischke
President
Purdue University


Dr. Jischke,

I am writing with regard to Purdue University’s policy on firearms, in light of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. Like Virginia Tech[1], Purdue prohibits firearms from campus[2]. As shown by the tragic events on Monday, such policies have little effect on criminals. Those that are willing to murder have no respect for law and policy.

For this reason I ask that Purdue University change its policy. The police cannot be everywhere, nor should they be in a free society. Therefore it falls to the individual to take responsibility for their own safety. I am not asking that anyone be permitted to carry a weapon on campus, only those with permits to carry weapons.

For an individual to receive a License to Carry Handgun from the State of Indiana, the person must first apply with their local police, and approved by the chief. After this, their fingerprints are taken by the police and sent, along with a physical description, to the Indiana State Police for a thorough background check.

This stringent process is sufficient for the State of Indiana to allow individuals to carry a handgun, either openly or concealed, and I believe it sufficient for Purdue University as well. Therefore, I am requesting that you revise the regulations to allow the carry of a weapon by anyone recognized by the State of Indiana as allowed to do so.


Sincerely,
Siderite

1 Section 2.2 http://www.policies.vt.edu/5616.pdf
2 Section 4.B of Memo A-16 http://www.purdue.edu/business/Executive_Memoranda/EVPT/a-16.htm



So, anyone else at Purdue (or with children, friends, family at Purdue), please consider writing/emailing to voice your desire to change the policy.

Thanks,
Siderite

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El Tejon
April 18, 2007, 02:46 PM
Siderite, why limit it to just those with Indiana LTCs? Purdue has a large contingent of out of state students and those from foreign countries. Both out of state and out of country licenses to carry are recognized under Indiana law.

If you need help with anything over there, let me know.

Siderite
April 18, 2007, 02:50 PM
El Tejon,
Since Indiana recognizes all other CCP/CCW permits, I thought saying "...those with permits to carry weapons in the State of Indiana..." would include everyone whose permit was recognized by Indiana. Is there a better way to word it?

El Tejon
April 18, 2007, 02:56 PM
I see, but it may be confusing to some.:uhoh:

Why not simply delete "in the State of Indiana"?

Henry Bowman
April 18, 2007, 04:08 PM
Or say "recognized by the State of Indiana."

El Tejon
April 18, 2007, 04:15 PM
Do you want to highlight the fact that Indiana has universal recognition?

Siderite
April 18, 2007, 04:57 PM
I wasn't really intending to highlight the universal recognition, it just slipped my mind as something I took for granted. Will edit original post to reflect this as well.

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