Skateboarding in Parking Lots

March 2, 2017

Questioner: Pali Sen

Posed to: Shari Shuman, Vice President of Administration & Finance, and
John Hale, Assistant Vice President of Physical Facilities

One evening, I was about to make a left turn in a parking lot on the UNF campus, and two students crossed my car on rollerboards – they came out of nowhere. I had to slam on my brakes. Some students seem to use the parking lots as playgrounds. Can we get some border collies to chase these rollerboards away from the parking lots (not the students), before someone gets hurt?

Response:

Dr. Richard: Please see Dr. Gonzalez’s response below to the Faculty Association question regarding skateboarder’s. Thank you, Mary

Thank you for your question. I have consulted with Chief Mackesy, and skateboarding violations are the likely most common complaint UPD address, and UPD enforces the UNF skateboard policy regularly. When a skateboarder is caught in violation of University rules, they can receive a warning, a paying ticket, and/or a conduct referral to the Dean of Students Office. One or all of these may occur depending on the interaction at the time of the violation and if the student is a repeat offender; warnings may be issued at any time, but an officer must witness the violation to issue paying tickets and conduct referrals. However, as with all University rules violations, a professor can also issue a referral to Student Conduct should they see a violation of the skateboarding policy. It is not necessary to call the UPD to take such action