Electronic Skateboard Policy Statement

Electronic skateboards, including self-balancing boards/scooters, and any other similar equipment, are prohibited from being possessed, used/ridden, stored or charged in any West Chester University of PA property owned, operated or leased property due to their potential fire and fall injury hazards.

This policy prohibits the devices in residence halls and apartments; including University Student Housing properties, classrooms, dining areas, laboratories, meeting rooms and all other campus facilities and campus grounds and other off campus properties controlled by the University.

No University or SSI funds may be used to purchase these devices. These devices may not be chosen and given out as raffle or incentive gifts by university organizations even if donated.

This is a temporary ban pending review by the Consumer Products Safety Commission or other governmental agency to increase safety standards for manufacturers of these products that lower the risk of fire and injury.  Once more information is obtained from the CPCS, the campus ban on these products will be re-evaluated.

Effective:  Immediately

Responsible Office:  Public Safety with assistance from Residence Life staff for those issues in Residence Halls and from facility administrators for those issues in other buildings.

Date:   01/26/2016