Parking Regulations

Parking Regulations

We are grateful that God is continuing to bless North Greenville. We are continuing to grow and are having another record enrollment this year. However, with a growing population comes an increased responsibility to follow the parking regulations. These regulations are enforced for your safety and the safety of others.

Reminders and Major Changes to Parking Regulations

  1. The Parking Permit Fee is now $50.00. (See Permit Regulations#2)
  2. If the student is under 21 years of age at the time of obtaining a parking permit, the student must discuss with a parent or a legal guardian of the student the parking regulations for the North Greenville University Campus. By signing the “Parking Permit Check List Sheet,” the student acknowledges that he or she has read the regulations and that the student agrees to obey the parking regulations and pay any fines that he or she may receive for violating any regulations.
  3. There are some additional fines. (See Violations and Fines)
  4. Parking at Tigerville Baptist Church is for Commuter and Commuter Housing permits only. (See Parking Regulations #16)
  5. Bicycles must be registered and the regulations followed. (See Bicycle Regulations
  6. Appeals process was changed last year. The appeals process is remaining the same this year. (See Appealing a North Greenville University Parking/Traffic Tickets)
  7. No student parking in front of Einsteins and TD Bank.
  8. A new parking area behind the old parking lot directly behind Runion has been added and is open to students from 7:00AM until 5:00PM. The old parking lot directly behind Runion and Ole Studio at 414 is for customers of Einsteins and T/D Bank, employees of Einstein and T/D Bank, Faculty and Staff of North Greenville University. Students parked in this area at any time will be ticketed. There will be a sign stating that after 5:00PM students will be ticketed for parking in the new parking lot. It will be open to theatre and art majors and commuters. After 5:00PM, the parking lot will be open to patrons of the Billingsley Theatre.
  9. There is new parking around the Craft/Hemphill Center. The parking in this area is for Faculty, Staff and Visitors. Students can park in faculty/staff parking (yellow lined spaces) at Craft/Hemphill Center during the normal allotted time. (See Parking Regulation #11)
  10. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IN COMMUTER AND FACULTY/STAFF PARKING SPACES. After curfew, 12 midnight Sunday through Thursday night and 1:00AM Friday and Saturday nights, any car left in these lots will be ticketed. Repeat offenders will be subject to being booted.

REMINDER: These rules are set in place to conserve parking spaces and to allow everything on this campus to be done “decently and in order” (1 Cor. 14:40).

North Greenville University’s Security Officer’s Authority

North Greenville University Security officers enforce all State laws, including all traffic laws. NGU Security officers also enforce North Greenville University rules and regulations. North Greenville Security Officers are the on-site law enforcement authority and should be treated accordingly. Under the laws of the State of South Carolina, North Greenville Security Officers are authorized to issue State Uniform Traffic Citations. This will require a person who has been issued a State Uniform Traffic Citation to appear before a Magistrate Judge. The NGU security office also assists Tigerville Fire Department upon request.

Parking & Driving Regulations

Parking Regulations

  1.  Students are responsible for where their cars are parked. If their vehicle is lent to another  person, the owner of the vehicle assumes all responsibility for compliance with the parking regulations.
  2. Resident students cannot drive to classes, meals, or activities. Their vehicle should remain in their assigned parking lots while they are on campus. Commuter students should allow significant time to arrive on campus and find proper parking before class. Resident students should not drive to home football games and/or other University Campus sports activities or games.
  3. Students are to park in designated parking areas only. The areas are as follows: M (Male) and F (Female) permits are to be in white lines only; C (Commuter) and CH (Commuter Housing) permits are to be in assigned areas only; permits for specific houses are to be at that house only; CC permits are only to park at Crusader Court; FC are to remain at Foster Circle; BA permits are to be at Brashier, Vandiver, Martin only. LY permits are for the Lindsey/Yearwood Residence Hall. Commuter and Commuter Housing permits can park at The Porch House gravel lot. Any changes in housing that affects your permit needing to be changed to where you are going to be living come by campus security to let us know.
  4. All parking on campus is marked. If a place is not marked, it is not a parking space and therefore subject to ticketing. The following is the color codes for parking lines on campus.
    a.      White Lines: student parking
    b.     Yellow Lines: faculty/staff parking
    c.      Blue Lines: State issued handicapped parking permit only
    d.     Red Lines and curbing: fire lane zones-no parking
  5. There are times when special visitors are on campus for special events. Traffic cones are put out to reserve spaces for them. Do Not Remove These Cones.
  6. There are areas of construction on Campus, and Campus Security may block traffic and/or parking in the construction areas at any time.

General Traffic Driving Directions

Notice: The NGU Campus grounds have been beautified. The grounds have undergone major changes, which has altered parking and driving on Campus. There are construction projects and grounds projects that are continuing to take place on campus. As necessary, changes, both permanent and temporary, in the NGU Parking Regulations will be made and e-mail notices will be sent out. Also, as “Special Events” occur on campus that alters parking and traffic flow, e-mail notices will be sent out.

Note! Campus Security and North Greenville University have made an extensive effort to paint traffic flow arrows and put up traffic signs. Please observe and obey them. This will make traffic flow safer and give you a more pleasant driving experience.

6. Donnan Boulevard is the main entrance from Highway 414 onto campus. Previously, the entrance was one way onto campus. The Donnan entrance is also an exit from the back of Hayes Ministry onto Donnan. This part of Donnan Blvd is now TWO WAY traffic. The right turn from Donnan to behind Hayes is now an exit from the back of Hayes Ministry onto Donnan Blvd to exit the campus. Do Not Turn right from Donnan Blvd. to behind Hayes Ministry.

7.    Parking Behind Hayes Ministry: To park behind Hayes Ministry Center, go past The Hayes Ministry Center. Turn Right into the parking lot between The Hayes Ministry Center and the Library. Drive down to the STOP sign; turn right traveling behind The Hayes Ministry Center. The parking lot behind Hayes is now ONE WAY toward Donnan Blvd. Part of Donnan Blvd is now an exit from campus onto Highway 414. The beginning of the two way traffic starts at the exit out of the back of Hayes Ministry parking lot to the bottom of Donnan Blvd to Highway 414.

8.     Donnan Circle: Donnan Circle no longer exists. There is now a parking area in front of Hamlin/Fine Arts and Turner buildings. These spaces are for guest, faculty, and staff only. This regulation is enforced 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. No student parking in this area.

9.     Exit from Donnan onto Chinquapin by the Student Center: This road is now two-way traffic to and from the parking lots at Crain Science, in front of Todd Dining and the parking area in front of the Student Center field. From Curfew until 5:31PM, these parking spaces are for guest, faculty, and staff only. Students can park in faculty parking (yellow lined spaces) at Student Center Parking, between the hours of 5:31PM and 12AM (Midnight) Monday through Thursday and from Friday evening at 5:31PM until Monday morning at 1:00AM. After 12AM (Midnight), vehicles in these areas will be subject to being ticketed.

10. Crain Science: The parking lot in front of Crain Science has been expanded. This larger lot is for faculty and staff. Students can park in faculty/staff parking (yellow lined spaces) at Crain Science, between the hours of 5:31PM and 12AM (Midnight) Monday through Thursday and from Friday evening at 5:31PM until Monday morning at 1:00AM. After 12AM (Midnight), vehicles in these areas will be subject to being ticketed.

11. Craft/Hemphill Christian Worldview Center: There is new parking around the Craft/Hemphill Center. The parking in this area is for Faculty, Staff and Visitors. Students can park in faculty parking (yellow lined spaces) at Craft/Hemphill Center, between the hours of 5:31PM and 12AM (Midnight) Monday through Thursday and from Friday evening at 5:31PM until Monday morning at 1:00AM. After 12AM (Midnight), vehicles in these areas will be subject to being ticketed.

12. Exit from Taylors onto Highway 414: Most of Taylors Street is ONE WAY. The ONE WAY is going down the hill to Hwy. 414. The ONE WAY starts at the Campus Security Office going down past Bruce Resident Hall, the Gym, Neves, the Tennis Courts, Foster Education, Robinson and the Parking lot for Self, Trustee, Emory and Horton-Tingle. At the entrance to the Younts, Brashier, and Vandiver Parking lot, Taylors Street becomes a TWO-WAY road. Vehicles can exit from or enter onto Highway 414.

13. Overflow parking is in the Emery-Horton/Tingle Parking Lot

Driving Regulations

The speed limit on campus is 15 mph. This speed limit is strictly enforced. Signs are posted. The speed limit is radar enforced.

  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Obey the traffic laws of South Carolina.
  • Watch/Yield to pedestrians.
  • Obey directions and instructions of Campus Security Officers.

Permit Regulations

  1.  All residential, commuter, and other University student vehicles must be registered with Campus Security and each vehicle must have a parking permit purchased for it. Permits can be purchased in advance by mail or at the time of registration for classes. Permits must be displayed by the fifth day of class.
  2. Note: CHANGE IN FEE FOR PARKING PERMIT. Permits are sold during both semesters. Permits may be purchased for a cost of $50.00.
  3. Beginning at 8:00 AM on the fifth day of classes, vehicles without current permits will be ticketed each day until a permit is purchased. On or after the third (3rd) ticket issued for no permit on a vehicle, that vehicle will be subject to being booted. Permits must be properly displayed on the vehicle anytime the vehicle is parked on campus. (See regulation number 4 for placement.) The permit is valid only for the academic year it is purchased.
  4. All permits are annual; no semester permits will be sold. If two or more persons from a same family are purchasing permits, the first permit will be $50.00, and the second permit and each additional permit will be $10.00 each.
  5. Proof of driver’s license, insurance, and registration card are required to register a vehicle at North Greenville University. Vehicles without current license tags and insurance will not be allowed on campus.
  6. Regular parking permits must be placed on the outside of the windows of the vehicle. The Administration of the University has determined that all Parking Permits must be adhered to the window as the stickers were designed to be placed on the window. There are two (2) stickers to be placed on the vehicle. These permits have the same permit number and are for the same vehicle. One permit is to be placed on the lower left corner, i.e. driver’s side, of the front windshield and the other permit is placed in the lower left corner, i.e. driver’s side, of the rear window immediately upon purchase. If the permits have been purchased but are not displayed, the vehicle is still subject to being ticketed. The “no permit” fine of $50.00 will be placed upon the students account. If you have an additional vehicle, you will have to buy a second permit. (See regulation number 6)
  7. Campus Security Office hours for the purchase of permits or change of permits is between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM for Monday through Thursday and between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Friday.
  8. If a person has two different vehicles, a separate permit must be purchased for each vehicle. The cost for the first permit is $50.00; the cost for the second permit is $10.00.
  9. Students that have leased vehicles that are used as their permanent transportation must register their vehicle and purchase a parking permit. This permit must be displayed. On leased vehicles only, with permission from the University Administration, a lessee can place the permits on the inside of the windows of the vehicle. Permission must be granted by the administration in writing with a copy registered in Campus Security. Complete instructions for placement and mounting of the permit will be given at the time the letter granting permission for different placement is received in Campus Security.
  10. For all non-registered temporary-use vehicles, temporary permits must be obtained from Campus Security immediately upon arrival at the North Greenville University campus. This includes, but is not limited to: another family member’s vehicle, rental vehicles, and loaner vehicles. Temporary permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror of your vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a rear view mirror, the permit must be placed on the driver’s side dash board.
  11. A student vehicle with the North Greenville “NU” state license plate is required to register their vehicle with Campus Security at the beginning of the semester. The student will receive a free parking permit for a vehicle with a “NU” state license plate. Proof of “NU” license plate for vehicle is required. Faculty and staff with the North Greenville “NU” state license plate must obtain a faculty/staff permit from Campus Security. The North Greenville “NU” license plate does not give the owner of the vehicle permission to park in faculty parking. These plates will also receive their parking permit free; however, the vehicle must be registered with the NGU security office.
  12. Temporary medical permits are available for documented needs. Documentation must come in the form of a prescription from your doctor or a note from the school nurse Kathy Bailey, Dr. John Strange or the Head Athletic Trainer. These are temporary permits for the duration of the medical need as stated in the prescription. These medical permits allow parking in any legal spaces except State Handicapped spaces, reserved spaces, Dr. Epting’s parking space and Guest spaces.
  13. All newly purchased vehicles; that is, vehicles purchased during the school year, must be registered and a parking permit purchased to drive on campus.
  14. Permits are not to be transferred from vehicle to vehicle. Permits are only valid for the vehicle on file. Swapping or sharing permits can result in the loss of driving privileges by Campus Security.

Towing Vehicles

The University reserves the right to have a vehicle towed; this includes but is not limited to circumstances of repeat or severe violation(s), constitutes a serious hazard, impedes traffic or operations, fire lane violations and abandonment. The owner of the vehicle is responsible to the towing company for any and all costs/charges related to towing and impounding of the vehicle. Abandoned vehicles will be towed in accordance with state law. The university is in no way liable for any damages.

Bicycles

Bicycles, there ownership and operation, are governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina. North Greenville University allows students to possess and operate bicycles on Campus with the following conditions:

1.     All bicycles must be registered with Campus Security. The Permit is FREE. Come to Campus Security and bring a description of your bicycle and they will give you a permit sticker to place on your bicycle.

2.     The bicycle may be stored in the resident’s room provided the bicycles are free of dirt, mud and debris. The resident must also have their roommate’s permission to store the bicycle in the room. In the event the above is not satisfied, bicycles may be stored in designated areas outside the men’s and women’s residence halls.

3.     The bicycle must be parked in bike racks while on campus. Do not park or chain your bicycle to a door, light pole, in the shrubby, blocking an entrance or other such place that hinders movement of people or damages University property.

4.     When riding your bicycle, be courteous and respectful of others, especially pedestrians, by moving out of their way.

5.     Be aware of moving vehicles; do not dart in front of the vehicle, especially from between other vehicles, behind trees or other obstacles.

6.     North Greenville University enforces the bicycle traffic laws of the state of South Carolina (Section 16-13-80; section 16-21-70; Section 56-5-150; 56-5-160; Section 56-5-710; Section 56-5-3230; Section 56-5-3430; 56-5-3490 etc.) Note: Section 56-7-10 states that State Uniform Traffic Citations, i.e. Blue Tickets, can be written for bicycle violations.

Penalties and Paying Fines

Note: All tickets written are valid tickets.

1.     All fines must be paid within 14 days of receiving the ticket. If Campus Security is not contacted within 14 days from the issuance of the ticket, the ticket stands as written. The contact must be documented in writing by the student at the security office. Your documentation is signing the Court Docket to appear in Traffic Court. The Docket is located in the Campus Security Office. The Campus Security Office must have a copy of the documentation of your contact with the Campus Security Office. After 14 days, there is no appeal or reduction of the fine. The fine, as written on the ticket, will be strictly enforced. After 5 days the names of those students with outstanding tickets will be turned over to Student Services for contact concerning the ticket and the payment of the ticket.

2.     Any vehicle not having a permanent or temporary pass will be treated as a non-registered vehicle and will be ticketed and possibly “booted.”

3.     Vehicles with more than two unpaid tickets may be “booted” without notice on the third offense. North Greenville University Campus Security will, without notice, boot a vehicle under exigent circumstances.

4.     Vehicles will be “booted” without notice if parked in any driveways or entrances.

5.     If a car is “booted,” a charge of $35.00 will be assessed. This is in addition to the regular fine. “Boot” fines must be paid before the “boot” is removed.

6.     If a boot is tampered with or removed by anyone except a North Greenville Security Officer, there is a $600.00 fine.

7.     No student who is delinquent in paying a traffic fine will be permitted to represent the University in any official or assigned capacity. This includes, but is not limited to, athletics, organizations and club participation. Tickets are considered delinquent after 14 days.

8.     Student Services will be notified concerning any disciplinary action concerning any student.

9.     No student will receive their exam pass if they are delinquent in paying their parking or traffic fines.

Appealing an NGU Parking/Traffic Ticket

Appeals to any traffic violation may be made to Sergeant Danny Green, The Sergeant over Parking and Traffic, or his designee. The appeal must be made within fourteen (14) days of the issuance of the ticket. If after five (5) days, the student has not paid the fine or contacted Staff Sergeant Danny Green, Students Services will be notified concerning the delinquent ticket. Student Services will contact the student, reminding them of the delinquent ticket.

Reminder: The tickets written by North Greenville University Security Officers are legitimate tickets. Tickets are written for valid offenses.

 

1. THE STUDENT CAN APPEAL TO THE SERGEANT OVER PARKING AND TRAFFIC. Staff Sergeant Green or his designee will hear the appeal and discuss conditions of the ticket with the issuing Officer. Sergeant Green will make his determination concerning the ticket and fine. Staff Sergeant Green can arrange an alternative means of restitution for those who are having verified financial difficulties. A good attitude will help with determination of alternative means of restitution. Staff Sergeant Danny Green can be contacted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and 2PM at Campus Security.

2.STUDENT CAN REQUEST A HIGHER APPEALS COURT: If the appeal with the Sergeant over Parking and Traffic, Staff Sergeant Danny Green, is denied or if the student is not satisfied with the reduction and/or arrangements, the student can appeal to the NGU Traffic Court. Campus Security has established a rotating group of faculty, staff and students to function as judges and adjudicate the cases that come before it. The Student and The Sergeant over Parking and Traffic, Staff Sergeant Danny Green, will make statements and present evidence. Prior ticket history can and will be presented at the trial. If a student cannot be present for court, the student may fill out an Absentee Form to be presented to the court. The Absentee Form is located in the Docket Book at Campus Security.

NGU TRAFFIC COURT TIME AND PLACE: NGU Traffic Court will be in session starting the third Tuesday from the beginning of the classes in the semester. Court will meet every Tuesday until the last Tuesday before exams. The Court will begin session at 11AM and end session at 1PM. Students may sign-up for NGU Traffic Court at the Campus Security Office or come and sign-in at any time during the session. If the time expires for the session, the student will be placed at the top of the docket for the next court session. The NGU Traffic Court will hold court sessions in the Ferro Conference Room in the Student Center. If the venue for court changes, Campus Security will send a student body e-mail notification.

The findings and judgments of The NGU Traffic Court Judge are final.

There is no further appeal.

Fines for Violations of North Greenville University Regulations

A

PARKING OUT OF ASSIGNED SPACE OR OVERNIGHT PARKING-ALL VEHICLES AND BICYCLES

10.00

B

FAILURE TO PRESENT IDENTIFICATION, DRIVER’S LICENSE, REGISTRATION, PROOF OF INSURANCE

10.00

C

PARKED OR DRIVING ON SIDE WALKS, CURBS OR GRASS, BLOCKING ENTRANCE TO BUILDING OR DORM

20.00

D

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF HANDICAPPED STATE MANDIDATED PARKING SPACE

50.00

E

NO OR EXPIRED NGU PARKING PERMIT OR PERMIT IMPROPERLY DISPLAY

50.00

F

USING OR SHARING ANOTHER VEHICLE’S PERMIT/ USING A COUNTERFEIT PERMIT

50.00

G

SPEEDING: 1-18 MILES PER HOUR OVER THE LIMIT

50.00

H

SPEEDING: 19 OR MORE MILES PER HOUR OVER THE LIMIT

85.00

I

RECKLESS DRIVING AND/OR DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS

35.00

J

FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNS

15.00

K

FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY

15.00

L

DRIVING WRONG WAY ENTERING WRONG WAY

30.00

M

FAILURE TO GIVE PROPER SIGNAL; SIGNALING EQUIPMENT NOT FUNCTIONING

15.00

N

FAILURE TO WEAR A SEAT BELT

15.00

O

FIRE LANE VIOLATION

100.00

P

FAILURE TO OBEY CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER OR SCHOOL OFFICIAL

50.00

Q

BOOT REMOVAL FEE

35.00

R

REMOVING A TRAFFIC CONE OR SIGN

10.00

S

DUMPING TRASH/LITTERING

15.00

T

VIOLATION OF SCHOOL POLICY



NOTE: ANY VIOLATION THAT BREAKS STATE LAW IS SUBJECT TO STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION AND APPEARANCE BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE


Fines for State Uniform Traffic Citations

are set by the State of South Carolina.

 

State Code

Violation

Updated July 30, 2010

Recommend

Roadside Bond

56-1 -190

Driver’s License not in possession while operating a vehicle

$155.00

16 11-700

Dumping trash on highway or private property

$470.00




56 –1 -510

Possession of an altered or fake Driver’s License or Identification Card

$155.00

56-1-515

Use of an altered, fake or another person’s Driver’s License or Identification Card

$155.00

56-1- 286

Under 21 with alcohol – zero tolerance

$262.50

16 -17-500

Minor in possession of tobacco

$25.00

44-53-370

Disobedience to authorized person directing traffic

$155.00

16 -11 760

Parking on private property without permission

Set By Judge

16 -17-420

Disturbing schools

Arrest

16-11-620

Trespassing-entering premises

$250.00

56-5-6520

Seat belt-not wearing a seat belt seat belt while driving

$25.00

56-5-2920

Reckless driving


56-5-1520A

Driving too fast for conditions

$155.00

56-10-225 A

Insurance-no proof of insurance in the vehicle

$155.00

56-3-1250

Registration cards not in possession

$155.00

56-5-750 A

Failure to stop motor vehicle when signaled by law enforcement vehicle

$237.50

56-3-1970

Parking in a handicapped parking space without proper permit

$750.00

56-5-2360

Failure to yield to emergency

237.50




56-5-3260

Pedestrian yield to authorized emergency vehicles

$155.00

44-53-391

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

$500.00

56-5-1240

Hit and Run with Property Damage (Unattended Vehicle)

$155.00

16-17-725

False Information to Law Enforcement

$250.00

56-5-1930

Following too Closely

$155.00

56-5-2530

Ref. 503.4

Fire Lane Violation

$450.00

16-17-530

Disorderly Conduct

$257.50

Important Notice: Students must pay all parking fines before they will be able to take their final exams.

Note: Parking regulations may be changed at any time to comply with State or Federal Law, or changed for construction purposes. – There will be an E-Mail notification sent to all students of any changes to the parking regulations.

Revised May 6, 2013