Dear On-Campus Residents,
After consultation with LSU Risk Management and Safety, we have made the decision to prohibit the use, possession or storage of electronic skateboards including self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment in all university-managed residence halls, apartments, and Greek houses, until safety standards for them have been adequately developed and implemented across all models.
These devices’ batteries can burst into flame–especially while being charged–resulting in a metal fire that can burn with intense heat. We are not willing to risk your safety and your community’s safety.
Please keep this new information in mind as you travel back to campus from winter break, and leave any device in this category at home. Also check your travel plans as a number of shipping companies, retailers, airlines, and other colleges and universities have banned these devices.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
We wish you a safe and happy winter break!
Department of Residential Life
Louisiana State University