Bicycle, Skates, Skateboards, and Scooters Policy

Due to the potential danger these activities pose to others and the possible damage to the facilities, rollerblading, roller skating, and skateboarding are not allowed on campus except in designated areas.

The only area designated for these activities is the loop road, University Circle, that winds around campus. Blading, skating, boarding, and scooting is strictly prohibited anywhere else on campus or on the periphery of campus, including sidewalks, parking lots, and along Friendship Lane. When engaging in this activity as a mode of transportation from one-point of the loop road to another, please exercise extreme caution, respecting the rules of the road, including posted speed limits, to ensure the safety and protection of yourself and others. Campus Security will strictly enforce this policy.

Soka bans and prohibits self-balancing scooters, more commonly known as Hover Boards, on the entire campus property. This ban applies to all Hover Boards, self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, and hands-free Segways.


We encourage students to enjoy their bicycles both on and off campus. The campus provides designated areas for locking bicycles. Due to safety and maintenance regulations, bicycles are not permitted inside buildings except in the designated bicycle parking area within the residence halls. Bicycles are not to block entrances or walkways. Bicycles are not to be locked to railings. Bicycles illegally parked may be removed and impounded by Campus Security. The university assumes no responsibility for bicycles which are improperly stored or parked.

Students are responsible for their property.