This policy may be enforced by any University administrator, including the University Police Department, for the safety of the community and to protect University property. Violations of this policy may result in both University sanctions and/or criminal prosecution. The University reserves the right to curtail any slacklining activity deemed unsafe at any time, whether or not the activity is in compliance with the following policy requirements. The University may also direct that equipment appearing to be unsafe or improperly set-up be immediately removed.
Slacklining is defined as an activity in which the participant traverses, stands on, hangs from, or otherwise uses a span of rope or webbing, positioned horizontally with the ground below and securely anchored at two fixed points.
Slacklining is permitted only during daylight hours, between sunrise and sunset, subject to the following conditions:
Slacklining is solely permitted in designated locations on campus, which will be delineated with signage posted by the University. Slacklining is strictly prohibited in all other areas of the campus.
Slacklines are only permitted to be affixed to designated poles installed solely by the University within the designated locations. Slacklines may not be affixed to any other poles, trees or other surfaces.
Participants assume any and all risks and consequences associated with this activity. Participant risks include but are not limited to, death, paralysis, and serious injury. Participants take full responsibility for engaging in best safety practices within this activity.
All slacklines may be affixed only to University-installed poles, in designated area, as described above, on a temporary basis while in use by a participant. Slacklines shall be removable and there shall be no permanent slacklines. The owner of the slacklining equipment is responsible for setting up and taking down the equipment by sunset each day and may not leave equipment unattended at any time. Unattended slacklining equipment may be removed and stored without notice. The University is not responsible for any such equipment removed and stored.
All equipment associated with the practice of slacklining shall be inspected and maintained according to manufacturer guidelines, which is the sole responsibility of the participants. All equipment associated with the practice of slacklining shall be maintained in an operable and safe condition by the participants, and is the sole responsibility of the participants. Spotters are strongly recommended.
Activities such as stunts, tricks or flips are not permitted as these are extremely unsafe activities.
Slacklines may not be attached to campus trees, and may not be affixed to any other campus fixture, including but not limited to, buildings, bike racks, handrails, art objects, fences or light poles.
The slackline may not be elevated to a height of more than 4 feet at any point in the span of the slackline.
Participants may not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while engaging in slacklining activities.