An open carry walk is set for Saturday afternoon on the campus of Kent State University and extra security measures will be in place.

The event is organized by 22-year-old Kaitlin Bennett, who gained attention after posing with an AR-10 rifle in her graduation pictures.

The rally was originally planned to be an open carry rally but was switched to a walk after the university banned guns at the event and charged thousands of dollars in security costs.

"They really did us dirty by trying to charge us $14,000 and then banning firearms at an open carry rally," said Bennett. 

The walk is set to happen Saturday, September 29th, from 2 to 5 p.m.

"We are still going to show up. We are still going to have our message and they can't keep us from doing it," said Bennett. 

In a statement posted on the university's website, Kent State said social media indicates a significant number of supporters and counter-protesters may come to campus. 

They go on to say the university is taking steps to manage the potential interaction of these groups and will have measures in place to maintain the safety of our university community.

Ohio law permits citizens to openly carry firearms on public property, which includes Kent State and all public university campuses. 

Kent State policy, however, prohibits faculty, staff and students from possessing firearms on university property -- and firearms are prohibited inside all university buildings.

We asked students how they felt about an open carry walk taking place on campus.

"I see nothing wrong with it as long as it doesn't turn into anything violent then I see no issue with peaceful protest for the 2nd Amendment," said freshman Phillip Fenstemaker.

"I don't really care that much it's a public campus anyone can walk around as they please," said sophomore AJ Boyd.

The University Library and the Kent Student Center, including the bookstore, will be closed Saturday. 

University residence halls will implement guest security measures.

Kent State says on its website that the university is in no way sponsoring or endorsing this event, nor did they invite any outside groups to campus.