Drone Policy

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

The personal, institutional or commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is prohibited on campus unless preapproved in writing by the Vice President for Business Affairs or the Assistant Vice President for External Affairs. Requests for approval are to be made by submitting the Unmanned Aircraft Flight Request Form available at northcentralcollege.edu/dronepolicy. Any and all data obtained from an approved use of a UAS on campus must be provided to the College.  UAS operators are solely responsible for any injuries or damage of any type caused to property and/or people by the UAS.  The UAS Operator will indemnify, defend and hold the College harmless for any costs or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by the College in connection with the use of a UAS.  The College will not be responsible for any damages of any kind caused by use of a UAS.

Any operator of a UAS must register the UAS with the FAA and other governmental authorities as required.  The operator must also follow all pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, and DuPage County. 

Detailed information regarding federal regulations can be found on the Federal Aviation Administration website at www.faa.gov/uas/.