Columbus State University Provisional Policy on Hoverboards

Because of recent concerns by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ( and the potential impact these devices may have on campus and fire safety, the possession of, use, and storage of self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, will be prohibited on the Columbus State University campus (Main Campus and RiverPark) effective immediately. Students, faculty, and staff who own one of these devices are encouraged to review safety guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association (

As part of the university’s efforts to maintain campus safety and remain in compliance with its fire protection and prevention efforts, the university has also added these devices to the list of items not allowed in Columbus State University Residence Halls. Those who currently have a hoverboard on the Columbus State University campus should immediately remove it from campus premises.

Columbus State University will continue to monitor the ongoing federal investigation regarding hoverboard safety and may reconsider the provisional ban as appropriate based on the outcome and recommendations of national consumer safety investigations and/or best practices recommended by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gina Sheeks, Vice President for Student Affairs
Rus Drew, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Chief of Police