Ban on Self-balancing Scooters from University Buildings

Due to reports of fires and warnings from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) associated with self-balancing scooter boards (Hoverboards),  these devices are prohibited from all campus buildings. 

It has been reported that these devices may present a significant fire hazard due to leaking or unstable batteries.  Thus, these devices may not be carried into, operated, charged or stored inside campus buildings as part of LSU’s fire protection and prevention efforts for the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Risk Management will review and update these measures periodically, and make adjustments as the technology of these devices matures.