Students use scooters, longboards, and bicycles to get across campus faster. Police officers also patrol the campus on bicycles to enforce parking laws but on campus behavior.
“I love longboarding, so I think it should be allowed. I ride my scooter on campus, so I don’t really see why a longboard would be any different than that or a bike,” says Aubrey McCleve, who has been attending SLCC for 4 semesters and is in the pre-nursing program.
With signs posted on campus forbidding rollerblading and skating, there could be some misunderstanding about longboarding on campus. Some students will assume that it isn’t allowed.
“Technically, skateboarding is not allowed on campus, but we make exceptions for longboarders going from point A to point B,” says David Brooks, who is an SLCC campus police officer. “We get a lot of complaints about skateboarders, but not longboarders per se.”
The signs posted on campus are aimed at rollerbladers and skateboarders who are doing jumps, tricks, or stunts that can damage SLCC property. Skaters who are doing tricks may also incur a liability of the students getting hurt on campus.
“I get a lot of looks, but I stay out of peoples’ ways, so I’ve never had anyone get mad at me,” says Kendall Glauser, who has been attending SLCC as a general education student for three semesters.
As long as students are respectful whilst riding their longboards across campus, then students and police officers don’t mind. Students can bring their longboards into their classes with them, as long as they are carried and not ridden inside the buildings.
“It’s my way of getting away from reality. It’s fun to just cruise,” says Glauser.