Provisional Ban on Use of Self-Balancing Scooters (Hoverboards) on Campus



Provisional Ban on Use of Self-Balancing Scooters (Hoverboards) on Campus

Last Update Approved: January 5, 2016

Effective: January 11, 2016

Middle Georgia State University prohibits the possession and the use of self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, on campus.

Due to recent concerns by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the potential impact these devices may have on campus and fire safety, hoverboards are provisionally banned on Middle Georgia State University campuses effective January 11, 2016.

Hoverboards include self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, and hands-free segways. The university has added these devices to the list of Items Not Allowed in Residence Halls (on page 39 of the Student Handbook).

In Summer 2016, the university will reconsider the provisional ban as appropriate, pending:

  • the outcome of national consumer safety investigations;
  • feedback received from students, faculty, and staff during Spring 2016; and/or
  • best practices recommended by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Feedback on this provisional policy may be sent to