Slippery Rock University
Parking and Traffic Regulations
All students and staff
are required to make appeals ONLINE. Appeals must be made within seven (7)
calendar days of issuance of ticket. Visitor appeal forms are located at the
University Police station 24 hours a day, and the Parking Office between the
hours 7:30am – 4:00pm Monday-Friday. Appeals must be in writing.
Appeal Refund Policy
No tickets that have
been pre-paid will be eligible to be appealed.
ARC Community Patron
registration shall be valid depending on membership
Members are defined as any
community member not enrolled as an active SRU Student, faculty or staff member
employed by Slippery Rock University. All ARC Membership parking is designated
in the East Lake Parking Lot. Fines and loss of parking privileges may result
from violations of this policy.
booting/immobilization will be completed by the University Police Department,
as a part of fine collection. At no time is the booting/immobilization devices
used to penalize the parking violators at Slippery Rock University (section 5).
The University has established a cost of $25.00 to be added to the payment for
the violation(s) when the boot/immobilizer is installed. The boot will remain
on the vehicle for up to 48 hours. After that time, the vehicle will be towed
at the owner's expense. The full amount owed must be paid to either the Parking
Office or the University Police. This amount includes all owed tickets and the
The parking office will
not hold checks and do not accept checks that have been returned for
non-sufficient fund. All check payments must have a name, address, phone
number, and a driver's license number with the ticket number printed on the
Handicap, Fire lane,
"No Parking" and Vehicle Code violations cannot be appealed.
If you are requesting an
appeal/hearing you must bring your SRU ticket into the Parking Office within 10
business days. The ticket will be withdrawn and a PA State citation will be
issued and forwarded to the Magistrate's Office allowing you the full
opportunity for a hearing. All citations processed by the magistrate will be
collected at the state citation rate.
The appeal usually takes
ten days to be processed. The appeal is either voided or denied. Appeals made
online will be processed online and e-mailed back to the appealer. If the
ticket is denied and you do not agree with the decision, the next step in the
appeal process is a meeting with the Chief of Police. The appealer must come in
to the Parking Office within 10 business days of the denied appeal and schedule
a meeting with the Chief of Police. You will have up to five (5) minutes to
state why your ticket should be reconsidered and voided. The Chief of Police
may then ask you questions and will make the decision and an e-mail or a letter
will be sent indicating the decision. The decision is final and no other
appeals will be accepted.
Those appealing a ticket
are responsible for making sure a denied ticket is paid.
Lost /Misplaced Permits
that lose or misplace their permits must pay a replacement fee. The lost or
misplaced permit will then be recorded as missing and will no longer be valid. All replacement permits must be processed at the SRU Parking Office.
Motorcycle Parking Permits: Applicants must be a
student enrolled at Slippery Rock University, or a faculty or staff member,
employed or retired, from Slippery Rock University. The permit will be entered
into the parking system creating a link between the motorcycle registration
number and the permit number. An annual parking permit cannot be transferred
back and forth between a motorcycle and a vehicle. Fee registration is $25.00.
Motorcycle parking spaces are designated with MC on pavement or you can park in
a legal parking space. When parking in non-MC spaces you must be in the correct
designated space/lot (resident, commuter, or staff).
Parking for Persons with
Disability / Temporary Medical
Persons with a
disability parking is designated for only those vehicles with a valid
disability plate or placard issued by any state and displayed on the vehicle
Students, staff, and
faculty who have a temporary disability which renders them unable to walk for
long distances must apply to Penn Dot to obtain a state-issued Temporary
Disability Parking Placard. All disability parking placards, permanent or
temporary, must be obtained from the state. You can download a Person with
Disability Parking Placard Application (Form MV-145A) at the PENNDOT Web site.
situations the SRU Parking Office will provide a temporary SRU Medical Permit
for no longer than three weeks while a valid state-issued parking placard can
be obtained. This pass allows the students, staff, or faculty member to park in
staff, commuter, or resident parking spaces. The medical permits are not to
be used in state designated handicap spaces, 15 minute parking (longer than 15
minutes or without flashers), resident coordinator spaces, loading docks,
visitor spaces, spaces by fire hydrants/stands pipes, maintenance parking,
staff "no parking 3am-6am" or in the "No Overnight Parking"
lots designated for snow removal during the posted time frame (November 1 to
April 1 from 2am-5:30am -- Alumni Commuter Lot, McKay Staff/Commuter Lot, Union
Commuter Lot, Founders Lower Commuter Lot, and the Swope Commuter Lot).
The Shuttle Bus Service
– Student Government Association provides no-fare transportation around campus
for faculty/staff, students, and visitors. The Shuttle schedule can be found on
the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Web site.
Parking and Traffic
student/staff parking permit, submitting an appeal, paying parking tickets, and
managing your parking information is available online at http://www1.sru.edu/studentlife/police/Pages/index.aspx and at the SRU Parking Office.
All parking on campus is
by permit only in designated areas. Strict enforcement of designated parking
areas will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. During weekend and evening hours, all designated parking lots are
considered open to the public. Reserved and assigned spaces are not considered
open to the public. These spaces are clearly marked with signs and include: 15
minute parking, resident coordinator spaces, loading docks, visitor spaces,
medical spaces, handicap spaces, spaces by fire hydrants, maintenance parking,
on the grass, in roadways, no over-night parking areas, or any other reserved
spaces and No Parking 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
From November 1 to April
1, there will be no overnight parking for snow removal from 2:00 a.m. to 5:30
a.m. in the Alumni Commuter lot, McKay Staff and Commuter Lot, Union Commuter
lot, Founders Lower Commuter Lot, Physical Therapy Lot, and the Swope Commuter
lot regardless of snow.
The first section of the
East Lake lot (section closest to Stadium Drive) is designated as No Overnight
Parking year around. (Signs are posted.)
All other regulations
are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including holidays).
Regulations apply to ALL
operators of vehicles on university property including faculty/staff, students
Section 1 Purpose, Scope
A. These regulations have
been established in order to control motor vehicle traffic and parking on the
Slippery Rock University campus. The act of parking or driving a motor vehicle
on campus is a privilege and constitutes acceptance by the owner, and/or
operator, for the responsibility to see that the owner's vehicle is neither
parked, nor operated, in violation of these regulations or any regulations of
the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
B. These regulations apply
to the use and operation of all motor vehicles, as described by the
Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, upon all properties owned or leased by Slippery Rock
University. The regulations apply to all operators of motor vehicles on
university property including faculty, staff, students and visitors.
C. The Pennsylvania Crimes
Code of 1972; Section 7505; subject "Violation of Government Rules
Regarding Traffic," authorizes that "Each Commonwealth Agency shall
promulgate rules and regulations governing all vehicular traffic at those
Commonwealth facilities situated upon property of the Commonwealth, which are
within the exclusive jurisdiction of such agency, included but not limited to,
regulations governing the parking of vehicles upon such property." This
legislation provides that punishment for violation of any such campus-created
rule be administered by the institution; Violations of provisions specified in
the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code will be processed in accordance with Chapter 63
of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
D. Under 24P.S. 20-2019 (A)
4 of the Public School Code of 1949 as amended by P.L. 48 of 2003 Allowing for
the adoption of means for the performance of duties. Slippery Rock University
has adopted the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (Title 75) as the University
traffic code. The University Council of Trustees has established fines for
those moving violations.
Section 2 Parking
No person shall park a
vehicle in an area not specifically designated as a motor vehicle parking lot
No motor vehicle shall
be parked in a restricted parking area(s), to which such registration has not
been assigned. The map indicates campus parking areas for faculty/staff and
students. Parking vehicles in any area not shown or designated as such
(including walkways and roadways) is prohibited. In extraordinary circumstances
(medical, extreme inconvenience, etc.) a special parking decal may be issued by
the University Police Department.
Motor vehicles must be
parked within the provided space for a motor vehicle as indicated by posted
signs or painted lines restricting or limiting such parking. There will be no
parking on walkways, grass, and /or roadways.
No person shall fail to
observe and obey any slow, stop, yield, caution, or any other duly posted sign
regulating traffic or parking.
The speed limit on all
main university roadways is 25 MPH, and the speed limit in parking areas and
service roads is 15 MPH, unless otherwise posted.
Motor vehicles shall not
be parked, as to block or otherwise hinder access, to a fire hydrant, campus
building crosswalk, or entrance or exit, to parking lots or campus roadways.
Parking in these areas may result in a citation being issued and fine and costs
being assessed, according to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and/or being subject
Motor vehicles shall not
be parked in handicapped areas, unless they have a current plate or placard.
Parking in these areas may result in a citation being issued and fine and costs
being assessed, according to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and/or subject to
information when applying for a parking permit, special permit or failure to
report changes, which affect the eligibility of the applicant, will be deemed
as a violation of this section. The statement of false information may result
in a citation being filed with the district justice, and a report will also be
sent to the SRU's Student Life Division for possible disciplinary action.
It shall be unlawful for
any person to display a permit, or to have in their possession, a parking
permit or special permit, knowing the same to be registered and signed for by
another person or issued for a different vehicle.
Vehicles parked on
university property shall be deemed to be abandoned if, without the permission
the University Police Department, (a) they are left unattended in a
non-designated area more than 48-hours; (b) they are not currently registered
with the University Parking Office, (c) if left parked on property owned,
leased or operated by the university, for more than six (6) hours on any
highway or other public place with no license plate affixed, thereto, as
required by the Pennsylvania Vehicle code. Such vehicle may be subject to tow.
Section 3 Towing
Any motor vehicle
operated, or parked on campus in violation of these regulations, may be towed
away and stored at the owner’s expense.
It shall be the
responsibility of the owner, or operator of a motor vehicle, to notify the
University Police Department of the location of the disabled vehicle. Failure
to make such a report will leave the owner, or operator, liable for any
subsequent citation or any towing charge that may result. Disabled vehicles
creating a hazard to other motorists may be towed at the expense of the owner.
Owners of disabled vehicles on campus must report to the Slippery Rock
University Police Department and apply for a special permit. The permit is
required if your vehicle is disabled on University property or in a
non-designated area. Disabled vehicle permits will be issued for no longer than
48 hours. After the time period has elapsed, the vehicle may be towed at the
owner’s expense. Permits can be obtained at the University Police Station 24
hours a day or at the Parking Office from 7:30am- 4:00pm, Monday through
Section 4 Violations /
Any person who violates
these regulations, or any campus parking policy, shall be subject to (a) a
fine, and prosecution under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code or
the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
Booting/Immobilization of Vehicles
boot/immobilizer may be installed if the following conditions/situations occur
(a) Vehicles whose owner/operator have 5 or more unpaid parking tickets; (b) An
unpaid balance of $150.00; (c) When vehicle/operator identity cannot be
Section 6 Unpaid Fines/Disciplinary Action
All penalties, not paid
or appealed within the required time limit, can be filed with the District
Justice for prosecution. The defendant, if adjudicated guilty, will be required
to pay fines and costs of prosecution.
Appeals for parking
violation tickets are to be completed online, at the University Police Station
24 hours a day or at the Parking Office from 7:30am – 4:00pm Monday through
Friday. An appeal must be made in writing within seven (7) calendar days from
the issuance of ticket.
Disciplinary action may
result on campus for continued violations or failure to acknowledge notices of
violation. Action regarding students will be processed through the SRU Student
Life Division. Action regarding faculty/staff will be processed through the
appropriate dean, director or vice president.
A hold will be placed on
a student's account for any unpaid balance. Holds: A holds will prevent a
student from obtaining transcripts, registering, and /or receiving a diploma.
Section 7 Revision of
Slippery Rock University
may revise rules governing the parking and traffic at Slippery Rock University,
in accordance with the provisions of Section 7505 of the Pennsylvania Crimes
Code, and upon due notice to the University community, via customary notices in
campus bulletins and newspapers. Such changes will be officially incorporated
into the regulations.
Section 8 Responsibility
of the University
The University assumes
no responsibility, nor is it liable for any damage done to vehicles when parked
on the University campus.
Section 9 Effective Date
These rules shall take
All purchases for
student and faculty/staff permits may be completed online or at the SRU Parking Office, room 102
University Union, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All unpaid tickets must be paid before a permit
can be purchased.
Permits are not
transferrable to any other person or vehicle. If you purchase a new vehicle or
change your vehicle you must purchase a new permit and pay a replacement fee.
Exceptions are under the Permit Return Policy or Permit Exchange Policy. Replacement permits must be processed at the SRU Parking Office.
All Staff and Student
Annual permits must be applied to the inside upper left corner of the Driver's
side front windshield above the ASI line (near your oil inspection
Once permits are applied
you will NOT be able to move the permit without it tearing. Permits will not be
exchanged due to attempting to move the permit without paying a fee. Exceptions
are under the Permit Return Policy or Permit Exchange Policy.
Student parking permits
are valid for one-year and expire on August 31st of each year. It
shall be conditioned (except summer students), upon the registrant’s payment of
a motor vehicle registration fee of an amount approved by the President or
his/her designee and upon the registrant’s remaining enrolled at the
· Resident Students are defined as those students living in
university housing. Registration fee is $25.00.
· Commuter Students are defined as those students living off campus.
Registration fee is $25.00.
· Students taking summer classes who have not purchased an annual
permit are required to purchase a parking permit. Fee registration is $10.00
and valid from the day after spring graduation through August 1st each year.
Students taking summer classes may park in any student lot with a valid
permit, resident or commuter.
Staff and faculty
registration shall be valid for a two-year time period and shall be conditioned
upon the registrant’s continued employment at Slippery Rock University.
· Faculty and Staff Employee parking permits may only be used by
Slippery Rock university employees. Fines and loss of parking privileges may
result from violations of this policy. A fee will be charged for any permit
that is issued after the second permit.
Improperly Displayed Will Be Deemed Invalid
The Parking Office
and/or University Police does not accept notes on the dashboard stating why
there is not a pass on vehicles that are parked on campus.
Parking Ticket Refund
The Parking Office does
not accept payment plans or pre-pay tickets. If you overpay a parking ticket
the refund amount will be forwarded to Student Accounts for a credit to your
Payments can be made
online. Payments are also accepted at 102 University Union, University Parking
office, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets with
payment enclosed may also be deposited in the ticket payment box located at the
University Police Station inside the front door or as you exit the police parking
lot on the left hand side of the road. If paying in drop box, please pay by
check or money order with the exact amount. (Coins will only be accepted if
All vehicles in
violation of the Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed and fined for
such violations. Fines for violations are as follows:
No parking permit
All other violations
except reserved parking ………........... $30.00
Parking in reserved
disability spaces 1st offense …........... $100.00
Fire lane violation 1st
offense ……....... $25.00
A hold will be placed
upon a student account that will prohibit them from registering for classes or
receiving official transcripts until paid. Non-student fines will be filed with
the District Justice Office if the violator fails to respond. Fines will be
accompanied at the state citation rate.
Permit Exchange Policy
Permits purchased are
not transferrable to any other person or vehicle. Permits are not transferrable
from vehicle to vehicle. If your permit loses its adhesiveness or is ripped,
the permit is not exchangeable for a new permit. If you purchase/change your
vehicle without following #3 and your permit loses its adhesiveness or is
ripped due to transfer, you must purchase a new permit. Exceptions are made for
1. If stolen, you must file
a police report and make a written statement to the Police Department. Once the
report is made you must go to the Parking Office to receive a new permit. You
must have the police report number with you and the phone number of the police
department where you filed your report.
2. Totaled vehicle: you
must retrieve your permit from your totaled vehicle in order to receive a new
permit. If you do not have your permit you must obtain a police report or a
copy of the insurance incident report indicating the vehicle was totaled.
3. If you purchase a new
vehicle a replacement fee will apply. You have 10 business days to physically
bring in your permit to exchange for a new one while you register your new
vehicle. After the 10th business day you will be required to purchase another
permit. You must show proof of new vehicle purchased. Note: If you do not have
your old permit, you are required to purchase a new permit.
4. If you purchase a permit
and make an error while registering your vehicle or the wrong permit was
issued, you will have 15 business days to exchange the permit for the correct
one. You must return the wrong permit to the Parking Office to obtain the
appropriate permit. After the 15th day you are responsible to purchase the
correct permit and are liable for any tickets that you have accrued.
5. If you purchase a
permit, and within the first 10 business days you or the Parking Office
realizes the permit was placed in the extremely wrong area of your vehicle, the
permit can be exchanged. You will need to physically bring in your permit to
exchange it for a new one. After the 10th day you are responsible to purchase a
6. If you change from a
resident to a commuter student during the school year physically bring in your
permit to exchange for a new one. A replacement fee will apply. You must also
have documentation from Residence Life indicating that you are no longer a
resident student and the date the status changed. After the 10th business day
you will be required to purchase another permit. If you do not have your permit
to exchange you will have to purchase another permit.
Permit Return Policy
If you purchase a permit
you have 10 business days to return the unused permit for a full refund (if the
permit has been applied or damaged the permit will NOT be refunded), after the
10th day there is no refund regardless if the permit was picked up. If you are
eligible for a full refund the Parking Office will send a voucher notifying
student accounts of the refund (Note: Student Accounts will credit your
All special permits are
temporary and will be issued by the University Police and the Parking Office.
Special permits are temporary and are designated for special reasons or events,
i.e., conferences, workshops, ceremonies, vendors, and construction workers.
These permits are
available for any person having obtained a permanent permit, who may have
reason to use an unregistered vehicle for up to two weeks per semester.
Exceptions will be taken on a case-by-case basis. No SRU student, staff, or
faculty member will be permitted to obtain a visitor permit. If a temporary SRU
student, staff, or faculty permit is needed for longer than two-weeks, they
will be required to purchase a permit for $25.00. Temporary permits are issued
at the University Police Department 24/7 or at the Parking Office. The Parking
Office reserves the right to deny any temporary permit to any person who has an
unpaid parking balance.
permits issued by the Police Department shall not be issued for longer than
two-weeks at any one time. Arrangements can be made to have an extended permit
by calling the Parking Office.
Only SRU tickets that
have been written in error can be marked voided by the issuing officer / ticket
writer. All other tickets once issued must be forwarded to the Assistant Chief
of Police for disposition.
Improper parking and
parking in such a way as to obstruct exits, entrances, roadways and/or traffic
may result in vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense (section 3). If a
vehicle is disabled, a pass is required and available at University Police
Station 24/7 or at the Parking Office Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If
pass is not obtained, vehicle may be towed immediately (section 3).
Unpaid Parking Tickets
boot/immobilizer may be installed on those vehicles that have five unpaid
parking violations or fines totaling $150.00. Should no response be received
within 48 hours of booting/immobilization, the vehicle may be towed (section
5). A hold can also be attached to a student's account for having any
unpaid balance (Section 6). The unpaid parking violations can be paid online or
at the parking office Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4pm. Ticket drop boxes are
located at the Police Station inside the front door or as you exit the Police
Parking Lot on the left hand side of the road. If paying in drop box, please
pay by check or money order with the exact amount.
All members of the
University community operating and parking a vehicle on University property
must display a valid University vehicle permit.
No student, member of
the faculty/staff, or visitors shall operate or park a motor vehicle on the
property under the control of the university, unless such motor vehicle is
properly registered with the University Parking Office, located at 145 Kiester
Road. Vehicles must be registered during each university registration period.
No registered student or
faculty/staff will be permitted to use a Visitor Pass on their vehicle or park
in any designated visitor parking space. ARC Members wishing to visit other
areas of the university may obtain a visitors permit. Visitor permits shall not
be issued for longer than two-weeks at any one time. Exceptions will be taken
on a case-by-case basis. All vehicles must be registered with the
University Police or through the hosting organization. University members are
responsible for assuring that their guests and visitors observe all university
regulations. Observe all posted signs concerning parking on University
property. Parking is not permitted during business hours on University property
without a valid parking permit displayed. Parking spaces for disabled persons
are for use only with current, state-issued, Handicap Permit.
Visitor parking permits
can be picked up during business hours at 102 University Union or at designated
offices in most buildings. After business hours a visitor parking permit can be
picked up at University Police. Please see signs on participating building
15 / 30 Minute Parking
15 and 30 minute parking
is permitted in those designated areas only if vehicle flashers are left on and
you have a valid permit to park on campus. Persons not utilizing flashers will
be ticketed and may be towed (in effect 24 hours a day).
Revised Aug 2013