In order to provide a safe and efficient traffic system that insures maximum vehicle and pedestrian protection, all motor vehicles operated on the campus by Hendrix College faculty, staff, and students must be registered with the Department of Public Safety.
All vehicle registration forms and decals are available from the Department of Public Safety on Washington Ave. A registration form must be turned in before a student decal can be issued. The $80.00 decal fee will be charged to every student’s account. Students who do not intend to operate on campus will receive a refund of the fee upon completion of a vehicle waiver form. If more than one vehicle is to be used on campus, each of the vehicles must be registered. After the purchase of one decal, additional decals may be obtained at no charge.
To register a vehicle, the following information is required: year, make, model, color, and license number [Example: 1999, Ford Mustang, 2-door, red, Lic. #ABC 123 (AR)].
Decals must be permanently affixed to the left rear bumper or the lower left of the rear windshield and to the rear fender of motorcycles. Prior to application, make sure that the area is clean and dry. It is not permissible for a decal to be taped or displayed from the vehicle interior.
The vehicle owner is responsible for all violations committed by a vehicle displaying the decal issued to the owner. If one loans his or her vehicle, its proper operation is the owner’s responsibility. Persons operating a vehicle on the Hendrix campus are held responsible for acquainting themselves with and obeying the traffic regulations of the College. Vehicles bearing the registration decal on the left rear bumper or window (rear fender of motorcycles) are entitled to use the roadways and parking areas on campus as specified in the Traffic and Parking Regulations brochure.
Temporary registration decals are available from the Department of Public Safety at no charge. These decals are to be used by visitors remaining on campus for more than one day and by students or staff using unregistered vehicles on campus for short periods of time.
Visitor parking spaces are all marked in the Mills Center Circle, to the north of Hulen Hall (between Hulen and Veasey Halls), at Fausett Hall, and at Ellis Hall. There are approximately 35 spaces reserved for visitors. The visitor spaces to the north of Hulen Ballroom and to the east of Ellis Hall are reserved for visitors 24 hours per day, seven days per week. All other visitor spaces are reserved from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All parking spaces at the office buildings on Washington Avenue are for visitors and require a special temporary permit.
Parking will not be allowed in service spaces at any time. Unauthorized vehicles parked in service spaces will be towed at owner’s expense.
Each Area Coordinator and Head Resident Assistant has a parking space reserved near his/her residence hall. This is to provide easy access to their vehicles in case of an emergency situation. Unauthorized vehicles parked in these spaces will be towed upon request.
Parking on Red Curbs
Red curbs signify fire lanes and/or sight areas such as an intersection. Parking in and/or blocking a fire lane creates a substantial risk to the safety of the campus. Vehicles parked on red curbs are subject to being towed.
Parking on Lawns, Fields or Sidewalks
Parking is prohibited on areas such as the lawns, fields, or sidewalks. Vehicles found parked in these areas will be ticketed and towed. This includes vehicles parked or driven on the lawn while loading or unloading personal belongings.
Double parking is allowed for 15 minutes when loading or unloading a vehicle in a residence hall parking lot. Parking is not permitted in Couch Circle at any time.
Parking spaces for the disabled are provided for the benefit of physically challenged persons 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unauthorized use of disabled spaces may result in fines as well as towing.
A Campus Disabled Permit is required on any vehicle registered to a Hendrix College student, faculty, or staff member, in addition to state disabled licensing. The Department of Public Safety will issue these permits to individuals who present proof of a disabled permit or license plate. Such proof shall be the Disabled Person’s Access to Parking Application Form issued by the state with the special plate or placards. Temporary disabled permits are available from the Department of Public Safety and are to be approved by the Chief of Public Safety.
Revoking Vehicle Registration
Vehicle registration may be revoked for individuals who repeatedly fail to comply with the parking regulations of Hendrix College. An accumulation of 10 or more vehicle operation violations will be deemed a refusal to comply with the vehicle operations regulations, and a warning letter will be sent to the owner/operator of the vehicle. After receiving advice and counsel concerning his or her traffic violations in writing, an individual’s continued refusal to comply with the motor vehicle regulations at Hendrix College will be sufficient cause for revoking the registration of the vehicle. Upon evidence of such refusal, the Chief of Public Safety will notify the owner/operator in writing that his/her registration decal has been voided, and that his/her vehicle is barred from campus. A vehicle with a voided decal will be towed if it is found in the campus parking lots, roadways, or other areas.
All fines, except No Decal, Parking in a Space Reserved for Disabled, and Parking on Grass will be reduced by 50 percent if paid within 24 hours. Accumulation of three citations for the No Decal violation could result in the vehicle being towed. All fines are payable through Campus Mail or at the Business Office in Fausett Hall.
All traffic violation appeals must be in writing within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of the citation. Appeal forms may be obtained from and returned to the Department of Public Safety. All appeals will be turned over to the Traffic Appeals Committee (which is the Subcommittee on Traffic and Parking of the Student Senate). The decision of the appeals committee is final and will be recorded on the bottom of the appeal form.
A copy of the completed form will be sent to the individual filing the appeal and to the Department of Public Safety.