Hoverboard Policy

It is the policy of Johnson & Wales University to prohibit any person from carrying, storing or operating a hoverboard anywhere on or inside property owned or leased by Johnson & Wales University. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal from the university.

Johnson & Wales University has become aware of unresolved product safety problems with hoverboards that cause these items to catch fire and project sparks and flames. This policy is to establish a clear prohibition against bringing any hoverboard onto Johnson & Wales University-owned or -leased property so as to avoid associated risks of personal injury or property loss.

Hoverboard is defined as a self-balancing two-wheeled board or self-balancing electric scooter equipped with a rechargeable battery.

  1. No person shall be allowed to carry a hoverboard inside a building on any Johnson & Wales University campus.
  2. Storage of a hoverboard inside any vehicle parked in any parking lot or garage on campus is strictly prohibited.
  3. Hoverboards cannot be transported by any Johnson & Wales University bus or other transit vehicle.
  4. Any discovery of a hoverboard on campus should be immediately reported to Campus Safety & Security.