According to an email sent from the Office of Student Services because of recent events have demonstrated that some batteries and chargers for self-balancing personal scooters, popularly called hoverboards, can be prone to explosion, creating a substantial safety and fire risk.

Effective immediately, Xavier University has banned the possession, use, and/or storage of hoverboards on its campus and in all of its university facilities or buildings.

If hoverboards are found on the university campus, they will be confiscated.Also, Xavier University has restricted the use of skateboards on the campus.  Skateboards must not be used inside of any building, on sidewalks, or near outdoor areas designated for study.While we understand skateboards are used by many students as a mode of transportation, they can be very dangerous if used improperly or in areas not designed for such use.Anyone who observes hoverboards/skateboards being used on campus in violation of this notice, should notify university police immediately.

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