Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV): Use on Campus

Type

Policy

Category

Health and Safety

Governance Council

Facilities Council

Phone

(541) 463-5315

Primary Contact

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to govern the use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in campus airspace to enhance the safety of students, staff, and community members.

Narrative

The use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited within the airspace of all Lane Community College campuses, including interior and exterior campus areas, absent specific written permission from the office of the Vice President of Finance & Administration. The prohibition applies to all unmanned aircraft operated by students and college employees as well as individuals or groups outside the college, due to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, risk management, and privacy and safety concerns.

Exceptions may be made for institutional, research, or teaching use, provided the use complies with Public Law 112-95, Sec. 336 (commercial users must meet standards of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.) Interested parties may submit an application for use or contact Public Safety. The application may be found online or obtained from the Public Safety office. 

This policy does not apply to Lane Community College Public Safety, or to law enforcement agencies, including the Eugene Police Department (EPD), Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), Cottage Grove Police Department (CGPD), Florence Police Department (FPD), and the Oregon State Police Department (OSP), or to any other law enforcement or fire department with jurisdictional or operational authority at or near any Lane Community College Campus.

For questions, please contact Public Safety at (541) 463-5558. 

Concerns about unmanned aircraft/drones observed in Lane Community College airspace should be reported immediately to Public Safety via the non-emergency phone line at (541) 463-5558.

Date Adopted

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Date Last Reviewed

Wednesday, January 9, 2019