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University officials are working to determine the feasibility and identification of a designated space. Until such time, recreational and hobby use is prohibited on university property.
Southeast Missouri State University establishes the following Guidelines to govern the operation by any person of a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on or above a Southeast Missouri State University campus or university properties. These guidelines are established to support the use of UAS in ways that ensure the safety and protect the privacy of all members of the University community, and promote compliance with all applicable federal and state laws. These guidelines cover the Southeast Missouri State University campus and related facilities in Cape Girardeau; the River Campus; Regional Campuses in Sikeston, Kennett and Malden; the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center, and all other university owned properties.
Southeast Missouri State University, consistent with the regulations and guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration, allows the operation of a UAS on or above university property for permitted University Operations (e.g. marketing, athletics, etc.), educational and recreational purposes (for which a Section 107 Remote Pilot in Command Certification is optional) and research or UAS-dedicated curriculum purposes (for which a Section 107 Remote Pilot In Command Certification is mandatory) provided that all operations are in compliance with the following guidelines:
1) The operation of the UAS is to support University Operations (e.g. marketing, athletics, etc.), and is a component of research, science, technology, communication, art, or related coursework at Southeast; or 2) recreational and hobby use is conducted at the designated location for UAS operation at Southeast Missouri State University (A designated space is being identified and will be communicated no later than January 1, 2019. Until such time, recreational and hobby use is prohibited on university property). The University reserves the right to restrict use to Southeast-affiliated persons.Insurance coverage can be obtained through the carrier of one’s choice. An inexpensive resource for UAS insurance coverage is the Academy of Model Aeronautics which includes insurance coverage as a membership benefit - https://www.modelaircraft.org/joinnew.aspx?s=print.
Absent a Part 107 Waiver, operation of the UAS aircraft must adhere to these restrictions:
For questions regarding the operation of a UAS at Southeast Missouri State University
you may contact:
Office of the President: 573-651-2222
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: 573-651-2018
Department of Public Safety: 573-651-2215
Facilities Management: 573-651-2214
You may also download these guidelines to keep for your records.