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95.35 Personal Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Campus


  • Position: Public Safety and Security Executive Director
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Last updated: March 17, 2015

Preamble: This policy is intended to address safety, privacy, and other concerns related to the personal use of unmanned aircraft systems on University property. This policy is to be effective immediately.


  1. Definitions
  2. Policy

A.  Definitions

A-1. Aircraft means any contrivance invented, used, or designed to navigate, or fly in, the air.

A-2. Unmanned Aircraft System (“UAS”) means, for the purposes of this policy, an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft and associated elements (including communication links and the components that control the unmanned aircraft) that are required for the pilot in command to operate safely and efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to, any unmanned aircraft system that is designated as a “model aircraft” by the Federal Aviation Authority.

B. Policy. Personal use of UAS by University faculty, staff, students, or third parties on University property, including but not limited to recreational or hobby flight of model aircraft, is prohibited, except as approved by the Executive Director of the Office of Public Safety and Security. See also APM 35.35, Public Use and Liabilities. 

Use of UAS in support of the educational, research, and service missions of the University is governed by APM 45.35, University of Idaho Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and may only occur consistent with approval granted by the University, as described therein.

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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119