Vehicles and Parking
In order to provide a safe and efficient
traffic system that ensures the maximum vehicle and pedestrian protection, all
vehicles operated on the campus by Hendrix College faculty, staff, and students
must be registered with the Office of Public Safety.
All vehicles must be registered online
through your Campus Web account. Once registration is completed, you can pick
up your permit/decal from the Public Safety Office on Washington Ave. Deviation
from this process may occur for health and safety reasons. The $160.00
decal/registration fee will be charged to every student’s account. Students who
do not intend to operate a vehicle on campus will receive a refund of the fee
upon completion of a vehicle waiver form, also through your Campus Web account.
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. If you submit a waiver stating you will not have a vehicle on
campus but are found to be operating a motor vehicle, you may be cited for
falsifying your registration in addition to “No Decal/Permit Displayed”
violation, your waiver will be reversed, and the $160.00 decal/registration fee
will be charged to your account. As soon as you acquire a vehicle, it is your
responsibility to contact the Business Office to have your waiver removed
within two business days; otherwise, you will not be able to register your
vehicle. Once your waiver is removed, you will be assessed the $160.00
decal/registration fee. An accumulation of three citations for “No Decal/Permit
Displayed” violation could result in your vehicle being towed at the owner’s
expense and subsequent revocation of campus parking privileges.
To register a vehicle, the following
information is required: year, make, model, color, and license number [Example:
1999, Ford, Mustang, red, 123 ABC (AR)].
Decals must be permanently affixed to the
left rear bumper or the lower left of the rear window 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
Temporary registration decals are available
from the Office 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.
Traffic and Parking Regulations
The vehicle owner is responsible for all
violations committed by a vehicle displaying the decal issued to the owner. If
one loans their 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 these Traffic and Parking Regulations.
The lack of a parking space or the lack of
knowledge of traffic and parking regulations is not a valid or justifiable
excuse for violations of any parking regulations, and will not be considered as
a basis for appeal.
Visitor Parking - Visitor parking spaces are all marked in
the Mills Center, Markham Street, Fausett Hall, and Dawkins parking lots. There
are approximately 30 spaces reserved for visitors. The visitor spaces for the
Dawkins Welcome Center are reserved for visitors 24 hours a day, seven days per
week. All other visitor spaces are reserved from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Service Parking - Parking will not be allowed in service
spaces at any time. Unauthorized vehicles parked in service spaces will be
cited and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Reserved Parking - Each Area Coordinator and Head Resident
Assistant has a parking space reserved near their 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 cited and/or towed upon
Parking on Red Curbs/Fire Lane - 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 will
be cited and are subject to being towed.
Parking on Lawns, Fields or Sidewalks - Parking is prohibited in areas such as the
lawns, fields, or sidewalks. Vehicles found parked in these areas will be cited
and are subject to being towed. This includes vehicles parked or driven on the
lawn while loading or unloading personal belongings.
Double Parking - Double parking is allowed for no more than 15
minutes when loading or unloading a vehicle in a residence hall parking lot.
Parking is not permitted in Couch Circle at any time. Double parked vehicles
must not be parked in such a manner that they obstruct the flow of traffic.
Disabled Parking - 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 will result in fines as well
In addition to state disabled licensing, a
Campus Disabled Permit is required on any vehicle registered to a Hendrix
College student, faculty, or staff member using disabled parking spaces. The
Office 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. Temporarily disabled permits are available from the
Office of Public Safety and are approved by the Director of Public Safety.
Motor Vehicle Operation
Vehicles operated on Hendrix College roadways
and parking lots must be operated in a safe and courteous manner, not to exceed
10 miles per hour, and must yield to all pedestrians. Owners of vehicles
observed by Public Safety being operated in an unsafe manner will be referred
to the Dean of Students Office for disciplinary action. If it is a Staff or
Faculty member, the Director or Assistant Director of Public Safety will
contact the appropriate Department Head or Supervisor.
Vehicle registration may be revoked for individuals
who repeatedly fail to comply with the parking regulations of Hendrix College
or as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Safety. An accumulation of 5
or more vehicle operation/parking violations will be deemed a refusal to comply
with the parking regulations, and a warning letter will be sent to the
owner/operator of the vehicle. After receiving advice and counsel concerning
their 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 Director of Public Safety will notify the owner/operator in
writing that their registration decal has been voided, and that their 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.
Accumulation of three citations for the No
Decal/Permit Displayed violation could result in the vehicle being towed and
revocation of parking privileges. All fines are payable at the Business Office
in Fausett Hall. The following is the violation fines schedule.
PARKING ON SIDEWALK $35.00
OVERLINE PARKING $35.00
DOUBLE PARKING $35.00
BLOCKING ENTRANCE/EXIT $40.00
IMPROPER DISPLAY OF DECAL $50.00
RESERVED PARKING $50.00
NO PARKING AREA $50.00
VISITOR PARKING $50.00
DRIVING/PARKING ON GRASS $75.00
NO DECAL/PERMIT DISPLAYED $80.00
FIRE LANE/RED CURB $100.00
ALTERING/MISUSING DECAL $120.00
DISABLED PARKING/ACCESS $120.00
FALSIFYING REGISTRATION $125.00
All traffic violation appeals must be submitted in writing
within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the citation. Appeals will not be
accepted after this time period has elapsed. Appeal forms may be obtained from
and returned to the Office of Public Safety. All appeals will be turned over to
the Traffic Appeals Committee (which is a subcommittee of the Peer Conduct
Hearing Council). The decision of the appeals committee is final and will be
recorded on the bottom of the appeal form. The appeal committee generally meets
quarterly. A copy of the completed form will be sent to the individual filing
the appeal, the Office of Public Safety, and to the Business
Vehicles, including but not limited to skateboards, scooters, or
skates, may not be used in the interior of buildings, on balconies, catwalks,
exterior corridors, or in any areas which may cause injury to individuals or
damage to facilities.
This equipment may be stored in student rooms and other
designated areas outside the residence halls. Stairwells and lobbies in the
College residences are not to be used for the storage or holding of personal
items. All personal items brought to campus are to be stored in student rooms
or specially designated areas (e.g., bike racks located outside of residential
No motorized vehicle or parts of a motorized vehicle may be
stored or brought into a building.
Hoverboards are banned from campus.
For policies on bicycles, please see the Bicycle Policy section.