Source: Office of the Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs
For some time, members of the UW-Whitewater community have expressed concerns about the risk of injury to persons and the damage to campus property that results from some skating or bicycling activities. This policy is the result of faculty, staff, and student collaboration, under the auspices of the Campus Safety Committee, and it supplements existing provisions which already exist in UWS 18 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
UW-Whitewater does not provide or maintain facilities or locations specifically designed for skating or bicycling. Therefore, persons engaged in these activities must do so in a careful and prudent manner, with due regard for the safety of all persons on campus. Those engaged in these activities directly assume all risks associated with skating or bicycling.
SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER SKATES AND ROLLER BLADES. No person may skateboard, rollerskate, or use roller blades or any other similar wheeled device in or on university buildings, or on sidewalks, roadways, or parking areas on university lands, except in areas designated for this purpose by the chief administrative officer.
Note: This section is initially applicable at the time the chief administrative officer first exercises the authority to designate areas for skateboarding, roller skating, roller blading, or similar activities.
The term "skating" means the use of skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, and roller-skis as transportation. Unless prohibited as listed below, skating is permitted on UW-Whitewater property. Skating is prohibited on the UWW campus in the following locations:
Acrobatic or reckless skating is not permitted on university lands.
The chief administrative officer may require the registration of all student, faculty, or staff motor vehicles or bicycles on lands under said officer's jurisdiction and may limit or prohibit their use in designated areas during designated hours. Any person who violates institutional regulations promulgated under this subsection may be fined up to $25. The term "bicycling" refers to the use of a bicycle to ride upon as transportation. Unless prohibited as listed below, bicycling is permitted on UW-Whitewater property. Bicycling is prohibited on the UWW campus in the following locations:
Acrobatic and reckless bicycling is not permitted on university lands.
Violations Violations of this policy will be considered conduct which tends to cause or provoke a disturbance in university buildings or on university lands. As such, and under other provisions, University Police may issue citations for the violation of Wisconsin Administrative Codes. In addition, students, faculty, or staff of the university may be subject to internal procedures that address the violation.
Last Reviewed: October 2015