A state-run Pennsylvania university – Kutztown University – has revised its campus policy to allow students and employees with permits to carry concealed guns in open areas, Fox News reports.

Under the new policy, any university employee or student with a legal permit and “compelling” personal safety reasons can request authorization from campus police on a case-by-case basis. All weapons, including legally registered ones, are still banned from academic buildings, residence halls, dining facilities and sporting events.

The reversal comes after state lawyers warned public colleges that all-out weapons bans that expand farther than federal laws might not withstand a legal challenge, Fox reports.