As a non-motorized vehicle, a bicycle is permitted on campus sidewalks, driveways, and related streets for transportation use. Bicycles should be stored in the bike racks located throughout the campus. Bicycles are not permitted inside public buildings or residential buildings. Bicycles may not be locked to objects other than bicycle racks – specifically, but not limited to handrails, trees, benches, and signs. Bicycles found locked to prohibited objects are subject to immediate removal and confiscation.

If a bicycle is confiscated, it will be retained by the Department of Public Safety for no less than six months, after which it may be converted to University use, donated, discarded, or destroyed.

Please note that the City of Delaware permits bicycles on sidewalks, except in the downtown area. Ensure you know city rules before operating your bicycle outside of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Skateboards, Longboards, Non-motorized Scooters, etc.

Non-motorized vehicles are permitted on campus sidewalks, driveways, and related streets for transportation use. These non-motorized vehicles are not permitted for recreational use anywhere on campus – in particular not on any buildings, architectural features on or near any university buildings, or property.

Any non-OWU persons found to be violating the above guidelines will be asked to leave university property and could be subject to criminal charges and/or no-trespass orders.

OWU students found to be violating these guidelines are subject to student conduct charges and may be responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement of the structure or item damaged.

Department Contact Info


Department Of Public Safety
Welch Hall 133
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-2222
F 740-368-3985

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