Academic Rules, Student Responsibilities & Services
Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicle and Hoverboard Use on University Property
ScopeFaculty, staff, and students
Policy StatementA. Use of Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles on University Property
The University acknowledges the advantages associated with the use of non-motorized wheeled vehicles, including but not limited to skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, scooters and bicycles (collectively "Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles"), as a means of convenient and energy efficient transportation on campus. The University is willing to permit the use of Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles on campus, provided that users take appropriate precautions to protect the safety of persons and property. This Policy is established to address safety concerns of the University community posed by the use of Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles and to minimize potential damage to University property from the use of these vehicles.
The use of Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles is prohibited in the following locations:
B. Possession or Use of Hoverboards on University Property
There are numerous dangers associated with the possession and use of self-balancing motorized scooters commonly known as hoverboards. These dangers include, without limitation, leaking fluid, excessive heat, sparking, smoke, and fire. The National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are investigating hazards associated with hoverboards.
In response to these safety concerns, the University is instituting a ban on the possession, storage, and/or use of hoverboards on University property, including in all University owned or controlled buildings, facilities, and other structures, including residence halls and South Campus apartments.
Persons violating this Policy shall be subject to sanctions including but not limited to the following:
Amended: January 2016
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