UAS Activity Policy
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, technology is continually expanding. Federal regulations now permit the commercial use of UAS, and research for the next implantation to expand UAS regulations is underway.
Kansas State University currently utilizes UAS for research, advertising, advancing UAS technology, developing the next phase of regulations and offering UAS degree programs for undergraduates and graduates.
Since UAS operate in the same airspace as manned aircraft, incompliance with current regulations poses safety and liability risks to human life and to K-State. Because of this, it is paramount that we ensure our UAS operations are conducted with safety at the forefront of each UAS operation. This includes being fully compliant with local, state and federal regulations.
To ensure this safety, K-State formulated a broad UAS Policy Committee working group to develop the University UAS Policy. Comprised of faculty and staff members all across the University, representation was observed from:
- College of Agriculture
- Department of Housing and Dining
- Division of Communications and Marketing
- Division of Facilities
- Environmental Health and Safety
- General Counsel
- K-State Athletics
- K-State Police
- K-State Salina
- Student Governing Association
- University of Policy and Public Safety