Skates, Skateboards and Bicycle Use

(SMSU Policy G-007)

1. This policy is set forth to insure personal safety and to prevent property damage at Southwest Minnesota State University while providing for recreational and transportational use of roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, and like devices (hereinafter referred to as “devices”) on the campus.

2. Operators will be responsible for providing their own safety equipment and will keep their personal safety and the safety of others and of property in mind at all time. Southwest Minnesota State University, MnSCU, and the State of Minnesota will not be held responsible for accidents. Operators agree to save and hold Southwest Minnesota State University, MnSCU, and the State of Minnesota harmless from any and all claims or causes of action arising from the operation of these devices.

3. Operators of these devices will yield to pedestrian traffic at all times.

4. The use of these devices will not be permitted in the interior of any building including all housing areas.

5. The use of these devices will be permitted for transportation use around the exterior areas surrounding the campus buildings. Entertainment use on walkways and other areas surrounding the campus will not be allowed except as defined in point 6. Entertainment use is defined as repetitive travel for other than the purpose of reaching one destination from another and/or “jumps,” “tricks,” or other “stunts” performed while operating the device.

6. Currently enrolled Southwest Minnesota State University students may operate devices for entertainment purposes in certain parking areas after 4 p.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays. The parking area must be substantially vacant of parked vehicles and other property. No ramps or other equipment, other than the device and safety equipment, will be allowed. The use of lot B-3 (northeast corner of campus) and lower C lot (southwest corner of campus) are the designated lots for use of these devices. Operators of these devices must yield to all other traffic while operating in parking areas.

7. The University Public Safety department will enforce this policy. Violators will be asked to leave the campus area or, if the violator is a Southwest Minnesota State University residential student, they will be asked to cease the activity. Refusal to do so will result in a citation, issued by the Marshall Police, for disorderly conduct.

Last Modified: 3/3/17 10:56 AM