SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSTIY
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS:
All student/staff parking permits are available online! Purchasing SRU student/staff permits, filing appeals, paying parking tickets and managing your parking information can be completed at: www1.sru.edu/studentlife/police/Pages/index.aspx and in person at the SRU Parking Office.
All parking on campus is by permit only. Designated parking areas for resident, commuter, staff and visitor are available. Strict enforcement of designated parking areas will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During weekend and night time hours, all designated parking lots are considered open to the public. Reserved or assigned spaces are not considered open to the public. These spaces include: 15 minute parking (longer than 15 minutes or no flashers on), resident coordinator spaces, loading docks, visitor spaces, medical spaces, handicap spaces, spaces by fire hydrants/stand pipes, maintenance parking, on the grass, in roadways, “no overnight” parking areas, or any other reserved spaces and “No Parking 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.” (or other time restricted spaces).
From November 1 to April 1, there will be no overnight parking 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, PT Staff/Commuter Lot, and the Swope Commuter lot REGARDLESS OF SNOW.
The first section of the East Lake Lot (closest to Stadium Drive) are designated as “no overnight parking” YEAR ROUND. (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 and visitors.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: All members of the University community operating and parking a vehicle on University property must display a valid University vehicle registration permit.
No student, member of the faculty/staff, or visitor shall operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind on premises or property under the control of the University, unless such motor vehicle is properly registered with the University Parking Office, located at 102 University Union or the Police Department, located at 145 Kiester Road. Vehicles must be registered during each University registration period.
PARKING PERMITS: All permit purchases for student and faculty/staff may be completed ONLINE or at the University Parking Office, 102 University Union from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at which time the respective permit will be issued. All unpaid tickets must be paid before a permit can be purchased.
All 2014/2015 STAFF AND STUDENT Annual Permits must be applied to the INSIDE (TOP) UPPER LEFT corner of the Driver’s Side front windshield above the ASI line (near the oil inspection sticker).
Permits purchased or issued are not transferrable to any other person or vehicle. Once permits are applied they cannot be moved. Permits will NOT BE EXCHANGED due to transferring or attempting to move the permit once it has been applied to the vehicle without paying a fee. 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.
- Student registration shall be valid for a one-year period, from date of issuance with an expiration date of August 31. 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 University.
- 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.
- Summer Students: are students who have not purchased an annual permit but are required to purchase a parking permit. Registration fee is $10.00, which is valid from the day after spring graduation through August 1 each year. Those purchasing a permit for the academic year may utilize the same permit.
- Staff and faculty registration shall be valid for two-year’s and shall be conditioned upon the registrant’s continued employment at Slippery Rock University.
- Faculty and Staff Employees: parking permits may only be used by Slippery Rock University employees. Employee children may not utilize an employee parking permit if enrolled as an SRU student. Fines and loss of parking privileges may result from policy violations. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for any permit that is issued after the second permit.
- Full-time Contracted Employees: contracted by Slippery Rock University and are not students of the University, to work at a full-time position (dining services, custodial staff).
- ARC Community Patron registration shall be valid depending on ARC membership.
- ARC Community Patrons: are 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 policy violations.
- A parking permit shall be issued upon payment of a designated registration fee and proof of a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration. All 2014/2015 STAFF AND STUDENT Annual Permits must be applied to the INSIDE TOP LEFT corner of the DRIVER’S SIDE FRONT WINDSHIELD. ARC Membership Parking Permits must be displayed on the DRIVER’S SIDE DASHBOARD with the front of the permit showing the expiration date facing up.
- PARKING PERMITS IMPROPERLY DISPLAYED WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. The Parking Office and/or University Police do NOT accept notes on the dashboard stating why there is not a pass on vehicles that are parked on campus.
(NOTES DO NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR A VALID PARKING PERMIT.)
No registered student or faculty/staff will be permitted to use a Visitor Permit 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 / Parking Office or through the hosting organization. University members are responsible for assuring their guests and visitors observe all university regulations. Observe all posted signs concerning parking on University property. Parking is not permitted on University property without a valid parking permit displayed. (Notes left on cars are not special permits and will not prevent issuance of parking tickets). Parking is not permitted in loading zones, “No Parking” areas, by fire hydrants/stand pipes, in reserved or assigned spaces (this includes the staff 3a.m-6a.m. or any other timed spaces on campus), no over-night parking areas (regardless of snow), and medical reserved spaces, maintenance parking, on the grass and in roadways. Parking spaces for disabled persons are for use ONLY with a current, state-issued, valid Handicap Permit.
Visitor parking permits are available at University Police, 145 Kiester Road 24/7. At the SRU Parking Office during business hours at, 102 University Union, or a designated office in most buildings. Please see signs on building entrance doors.
TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PERMIT:
These permits are available for any person having already 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, 102 University Union. The Police/Parking Offices reserves the right to deny any temporary permit to any person who has an unpaid parking balance.
Temporary registration 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.
SPECIAL PERMITS: All special permits are temporary and will be issued by the University Police or the Parking Office. Special permits are temporary and are designated for special events, i.e., conferences, workshops, ceremonies, vendors, and construction workers.
15 / 30 MINUTE PARKING:
Fifteen-minute and thirty-minute parking is permitted in those designated areas ONLY if vehicle flashers are 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).
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 properly.
Vehicles parked in handicapped parking spaces must display both a disability placard and a SRU parking permit.
Students, staff, and faculty who have a temporary disability which renders them unable to walk for long distances must apply to PennDOT 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.
In emergency 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 permit allows the student, 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/stand pipes, maintenance parking, staff “no parking 3 a.m.-6 a.m.”, or in the “No Overnight Parking” lots designated for snow removal during the posted time frame (November 1 to April 1 from 2 a.m.-5 a.m. – Alumni Commuter Lot, McKay Staff/Commuter Lot, PT 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 Website.
All students and faculty/staff are required to make ONLINE appeals on their own behalf! Appeals must be made within seven (7) calendar days of issuance of ticket. Visitor appeal forms are located at the University Police, 145 Kiester Road, 24 hours a day, and the Parking Office, University Union, Room 102, between 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visitor appeals must be IN WRITING.
Handicap, Fire lane, “No Parking”, and Vehicle Code violations are not eligible for SRU appeals. If you are requesting an appeal/hearing for any of these violations 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.
SRU ticket appeals usually take ten days to be processed. The appeal is either “voided” or “denied”. Appeals made online will be processed and emailed back to the appealer. The decision is final and no other appeals will be accepted. (Written permissionby the student must be given to the Parking Office before the Parking Office can discuss any student's parking information with parents, legal guardians, or other third parties.)
Those appealing a ticket are responsible for making sure the denied ticket is paid.
UNPAID PARKING TICKETS: A vehicle 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 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A ticket drop box is 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.
PAYMENT: Payments can be made ONLINE! Payments are also accepted at the Parking Office, University Union Room 102, 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 rolled).
LOST /MISPLACED PERMITS: Staff/Faculty/Students who lose or misplace their permits must pay a replacement fee of $25.00. 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.
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 account).
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 step #3 below and your permit loses its adhesiveness or is ripped due to the transfer, you must purchase a new permit. Exceptions are made for the following:
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. Replacement Fee of $5.00 applies. If you do not have a police report number a replacement fee of $25.00 applies.
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. Replacement Fee of $5.00 applies. If you do not have the permit and/or insurance report a replacement fee of $25.00 applies.
3. If you purchase a new vehicle, you have 10 business days to physically bring in your permit to exchange for a new one while you register your new vehicle. Replacement Fee of $5.00 applies. After the 10th business day you will be required to purchase another permit for $25.00. You must show proof of new vehicle purchased.
4. Replacement of windshield: you must retrieve your permit from your windshieldin order to receive a new permit. Replacement Fee of $5.00 applies. If you do not have your permit you must show proof of having your windshield replaced. Replacement Fee of $5.00 applies. If you do not have proof of the windshield being replaced and do not have the permit you will be required to purchase another permit for $25.00.
5. 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 for purchase of the correct permit for $25.00 and are liable for any tickets that you have accrued.
6. 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 new permit for $25.00.
7. If you change from a resident to a commuter student during the school year, you have 10 business days to physically bring in your permit to exchange for a new one. Replacement fee of $5.00 applies. 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 for $25.00. If you do not have your permit to exchange you will have to purchase another permit.
PENALTIES: All vehicles in violation of the Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed and fined for such violations. Fines for ticketed violations are as follows:
Improperly Placed Permits
Non Designated (illegal parking in grass, roadways or sidewalks)
Restricted (illegal parking in non-designated parking spaces [i.e., maintenance, resident coordinator, reserved parking, restricted designated visitor spaces, grass/roadways, No parking 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. or any other timed area] and loading zones)
Other (15 minutes or longer without flashers, sidewalk, crosswalk etc...)
Disability Parking: 1st Offense
Disability Parking: 2nd Offense
Disability Parking: 3rd Offense
Fire Lane Parking Violation: 1st Offense
Fire Lane Parking Violation: 2nd Offense
Fire Lane Parking Violation: 3rd Offense
A “hold” will be placed upon a student account that will prohibit the student 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.
PARKING TICKET REFUND POLICY: 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 credit to your account.
APPEAL REFUND POLICY: No tickets that have been pre-paid will be eligible for appeal.
CHECK POLICY: The parking office will not hold checks and does not accept checks that have been returned for non-sufficient funds. All check payments must have a name, address, phone number, and a driver’s license number with the ticket number printed on the check.
TICKET POLICY: 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.
BOOTING/IMMOBILIZATION OF VEHICLES: All booting/immobilization will be completed by the University Police Department/Parking Office, as part of fine collection. At no time is the booting/immobilization device 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, 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 boot fee.
TOWING / DISABLED: 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 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 a pass is not obtained, vehicle may be towed immediately (section 3).
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
SECTION 1. Purpose, Scope and Authority
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Under 24 P.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.
SECTION 2: PARKING REGULATIONS
A. To qualify for a parking permit at Slippery Rock University:
1. Motorcycle Parking Permits: The applicant 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 permit number. An annual parking permit cannot be transferred back and forth between motorcycles and registered vehicles. 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 (resident, commuter, or staff).
2. Annual Parking Permits: The applicant must be a student enrolled at Slippery Rock University, part-time or full-time.
3. Two-Year Staff Permits: The applicant must be a faculty or staff member, employed or retired, from Slippery Rock University.
4. ARC Membership Permits: The applicant must not be employed by the University or an active SRU student.
B. No person shall park a vehicle in an area not specifically designated as a motor vehicle parking lot or space.
- 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/grass and roadways) is prohibited. In extraordinary circumstances (medical, extreme inconvenience, etc.) a special parking decal may be issued by the University Police/Parking Office.
- 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 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 to tow.
- 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 tow.
- Providing false information when applying for a parking permit, special permit or failure to report changes, which effect 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 at the owner’s expense.
SECTION 3. TOWING
- Any motor vehicle operated, or parked on campus in violation of these regulations, may be towed 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 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
SECTION 4. VIOLATIONS / SANCTIONS
- 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.
SECTION 5. BOOTING/IMMOBILIZATION OF VEHICLES
- A vehicle boot/immobilizer may be installed if the following conditions/situations occur (a) Vehicles whose owner/operator have (5) five or more unpaid parking tickets; (b) An unpaid balance of $150.00; (c) When vehicle/operator identity cannot be determined.
SECTION 6. UNPAID FINES/ APPEALS AND 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 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 hold will prevent a student from obtaining transcripts, registering, and/or receiving a diploma.
SECTION 7. REVISION OF RULES
- 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 effect immediately.
Revised September 2014