The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) System Office offers the following guidance regarding the use of hoverboards or other electronically operated skateboard type devices on the 17 CSCU campuses.
Due to safety concerns about fire and rider safety, hoverboards shall not be allowed to be either charged, operated or stored on CSCU campuses. This prohibition is consistent with the CSCU Student Code of Conduct, Article I, Part D, Section 12
which prohibits “behavior or activity which endangers the health, safety or well-being of others.”
The practice of prohibiting hoverboards on CSCU campuses is consistent with other colleges and universities across the country.
This guidance is offered due to the concern about fire safety and collisions. Due to the abundance of reported safety issues with the devices, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of hover boards.
Moreover, the National Association of Fire Marshals has also issued a warning regarding fire safety due to spontaneous fires potentially linked to the battery which powers the board. Given the warnings and concerns of these organizations, CSCU has issued this prohibition.