An administration official on Friday said the Department of Education is asking colleges to begin giving up their guns in the wake of a nationwide shooting at a Colorado elementary school.
The Department of Justice announced last week that it would begin to enforce a policy allowing students and teachers to be armed at all school events, including in the face of school shootings.
The policy allows students to bring guns into schools for self-defense, and teachers are allowed to carry concealed weapons into classrooms.
The administration said it will begin enforcing the policy at private colleges, as well.
President Obama’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The new rule is the latest effort by the White House to pressure colleges to drop their policies barring students from carrying firearms.
In May, the White Houses Office of Civil Rights said that colleges would not be able to prohibit students from bringing guns to campus.