Hoverboards, including electronic skateboards, self-balancing, and other similar equipment, may not be stored or possessed inside any university building and/or charged anywhere on campus.
This policy is in effect due to potential fire hazards. The National Fire Protection Agency issued fire safety warnings for hoverboards in December 2015, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is conducting a safety review of hoverboards and investigating complaints of injuries and spontaneous combustion. University officials will continually monitor safety updates regarding these devices.
The use of hoverboards on the UCA campus falls under Board Policy 423, which already prohibits use of such devices within any building on campus. The use of hoverboards is permitted on any sidewalk or improved surface used for pedestrians.