Roller Skates and Skateboards

Policy Number: 
IV.08.01
Reason for Policy: 

This policy outlines regulations pertaining to the use of roller skates, skateboards and similar equipment on and in University of Oregon facilities.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

Individuals using roller skates or skateboards on or inside University-owned or –controlled property.

Enactment & Revision History: 

Revisions approved by President Michael Schill on July 11, 2016.

Technical revisions enacted by the University Secretary on September 4, 2015.

Became a University of Oregon Policy by operation of law on July 1, 2014.

Former Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 571 Division 50 Section 0020.

Policy: 

Policy Restricting the Use of Roller Skates, Skateboards and Electronic Skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment in University of Oregon Facilities

Roller Skates and Skateboards

(1) Use of roller skates, skateboards or electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment inside University buildings, structures, or facilities is prohibited.

(2) Only the cautious use of roller skates and skateboards is permitted on University property. Acrobatics or other stunts performed on or using roller skates, skateboards or electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment are prohibited.

(3) Users of roller skates and skateboards must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

(4) Use of roller skates, skateboards or electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment is prohibited (unless otherwise permitted by signs) in areas of pedestrian traffic, including, but not limited to walkways, sidewalks, loading docks, driveways, and access ramps.

(5) Use of roller skates or skateboards is permitted on University paved roadways designed for vehicular or bicycle traffic provided users obey all traffic safety policies and this policy.

(6) Users of roller skates, skateboards or electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment shall obey all campus stop, yield, and dismount signs.

(7) Electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment cannot be stored and/or charged in any University of Oregon owned, operated or leased property due to their potential fire and fall injury hazards.

(8) Any person violating this policy is subject to:

(a) A fine as listed in UO Policy 571.060(A);

(b) University disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee;

(c) An order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University by an authorized University employee or agent.

(9) Building managers, deans, department heads, directors, and campus security officers are authorized to enforce administration of this policy and to direct individuals violating this policy either to remove the roller skates/to stop using the skateboard, or electronic skateboards including hoverboards, self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment or to leave the premises.

(10) Exception to this policy may be made for University-sponsored and supervised programs.

Chapter/Volume: 
  • Volume IV: Finance, Administration and Infrastructure
  • Chapter 8: Parking and vehicles
Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact the UO Police Department at 541-346-2919.

Original Source: 
Oregon Administrative Rule