Due to construction and policy changes at North Greenville University, North Greenville University Campus Security reserves the right to change or add to these Parking Regulations to better accommodate parking and traffic for students, faculty, staff and visitors at any time. Proper e-mail and other notices will be made before these changes take effect.
These regulations are applicable to all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Parking Color Codes
Below is a list of the different colored lines you will see on campus and what they mean.
- White Lines: student parking. Any student may park in this space so long as it is within a lot they are permitted to park in (for a detailed explanation of what permit type allows a student to park in what lots, see Where can I park?).
- Yellow Lines: faculty/staff parking. Students are not permitted to park in yellow spaces between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Students may park in yellow spaces from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. However, students are not allowed to leave their cars parked in yellow spaces after curfew (Sunday-Thursday: midnight, Friday-Saturday 1:00 a.m.).
- Blue Lines: state-mandated handicapped parking. Only those with state-issued handicapped permits, plaques, or license plates may park in blue spaces (note: an appropriate NGU-issued parking permit should also be displayed). Those with temporary medical permits issued by Campus Security are not allowed to park in state-mandated handicapped spaces (for questions about temporary medical permits, see Where can I park?).
- Red Lines/Curbs: fire lanes and no-parking zones. No parking is permitted in zones with red lines or curbs. Those who choose to park in red line areas will be ticketed.
Special Reserved Spaces
There are several special reserved spaces around campus. These spaces are marked with a sign and are unavailable for students, faculty, staff, or visitors at all times. These spaces include, but are not limited to:
- President's/Interim President's Space
- Chairman of the Board of Trustee's Space
- Marked spaces at Younts Football Stadium
- Spaces reserved for Student Life employees in the dorm areas (marked by yellow lines and/or signs)
- Visitor/Guest Spaces - There are several spaces around campus that are reserved for visitors and guests to specific facilities, such as in front of Hayes Ministry Center and Turner Chapel. These spots are reserved only for off-campus visitors/guests of those departments and are unavailable to students, faculty, and staff at all times.
- Chapel Speaker Spots - The Chapel Speaker Space is reserved for the Chapel Speaker on Monday and Wednesday mornings. All other times, this space should be treated as a visitor or guest space.
Purchasing a Parking Permit
All students, staff, and faculty members are required to have a parking permit.
Faculty and Staff
Permits are available for faculty and staff members at no charge at the Campus Security office. Faculty and staff members may have as many permits as needed.
Students are required to purchase a parking permit each school year. Permits are issued from August 1 of the first calendar year (i.e. 2016) through July 31 of the second calendar year of the school year (i.e. 2017). At this time, single-semester or half-year permits are not available.
There is a parking permit fee of $65.00. Students who wish to have two cars on campus may do so, but must purchase a second permit at the Campus Security Office. The charge for a second permit is $10.00. If two students are members of the same household, they may purchase a primary permit for one student for $65.00 and the other a secondary permit for $10.00. Students wishing to purchase two permits in this manner must either be siblings residing in the same home or married students. Any student under 18 years of age at the time of enrollment must discuss the parking regulations with a parent or guardian at the time a permit is purchased.
If a student wishes to purchase his or her permit with a credit or debit card, visit https://www.permitsales.net/NGU. If a student is unable to purchase his or her permit with a credit or debit card, a parking permit may be purchased with cash or check at the Campus Security Office located at 23 Wingo St. (behind Todd Dining Hall).
If a student serves as a Resident Assistant ("RA") or Resident Coordinator ("RC"), he or she is entitled to one free permit. If an RA or RC wishes to have two vehicles on campus, a second permit may be purchased for $10.00.
Student vehicles with a North Greenville "NU" vanity license plate (see picture) are required to register their vehicles with Campus Security and are entitled to receive one free parking permit. 3
By purchasing or accepting a permit, a student is acknowledging that he or she understands and agrees to abide by the parking regulations. Furthermore, he or she agrees that failure to obey regulation will result in a ticket for which he or she will be financially responsible.
In the event a student is unable to purchase a permit due to financial difficulties, a student may bring documentation of that difficulty to the Campus Security Office in order to make other arrangements for purchasing a parking permit. All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Where Can I Park?
Please find your permit type below to determine where you may park on campus.
A (Auxiliary) Parking Permits:
A permits are issued to the ladies living in Chinq. 4, Chinq. 8, Chinq. 12, Chinq. 14, and Chinq. 100. Students with an A permit may park in the lot at their respective houses, or in the white spaces on the left of the entrance to Student Services Dr. These spots are marked with signs that denote them as Auxiliary parking.
BA (Brashier) Parking Permits:
BA permits are issued to the ladies living in Brashier Apartments, Vandiver Res. Hall, and Martin Res. Hall. Students with a BA permits may park in the white spaces around the perimeter of the "Old Tennis Court" Lot, the Younts Fitness Center Lot, the Brashier Loop, and the Self/Trustee/Horton-Tingle/Emery Lot.
C (Commuter) Parking Permits:
C permits are issued to all commuter students. Students with a C permit may park in the Commuter Lot around and behind the Averyt-Wood Classroom Building and Hayes Ministry Center, the Gravel Einstein's Lot, the white spaces in the Billingsley Theater Lot, Tigerville Baptist Church Lot, Tuttle Clinic Overflow Lot, the interior spaces in the "Old Tennis Court" Lot, the white spaces on either side as you enter the Younts Fitness Center Lot, and the general overflow area of the Self/Trustee/Horton-Tingle/Emery Lot. Note that vehicles with C permits are not allowed to be left on campus later than curfew (Sunday-Thursday midnight, Friday-Saturday 1:00am) without making prior arrangements with Campus Security.
CC (Crusader Court) Parking Permits:
CC permits are issued to the male residents living in Crusader Court, Marshall Res. Hall, and Georgia Res. Hall. Students with a CC parking permit may park in the white spaces in the Crusader Court Lots, the Georgia Res. Hall Lot, the Crusader Court Overflow Lot at the Crusader Court entrance to Younts Stadium, the Younts Fitness Center Lot (but not Brashier Loop), and the general overflow area of the Self/Trustee/Horton-Tingle Emery Lot.
CH (Commuter Housing) Parking Permits:
CH permits are issued to male residents living in the areas designated as commuter housing, which includes the Wood Houses, Blackwell Houses, West Crain Houses, the McKinney House, and male Chinquapin Houses. Students with CH permits may park in the same areas designated for those with C permits as well as the parking areas around their respective houses. Please note that Commuter Housing and Auxiliary Housing are not the same thing.
DE (Dual Enrollment) Parking Permits:
DE permits are issued to duel enrollment students. Students with DE permits may park in the same areas designated for those with C permits.
F (Female) Parking Permits:
F permits are issued to the ladies living in Unit A, Unit B, Unit C, JR Howard Res. Hall, Cline Res. Hall, Hartness Res. Hall, Self Res. Hall, Trustee Res. Hall, Horton-Tingle Res. Hall, Emery Res. Hall, Roberson Res. Hall, Simpson Res. Hall, Howard Res. Hall, Wingo 101, and Wingo 207. Students with an F permit may park in the Tuttle Clinic Overflow Lot, the gravel JR Howard Lot, the Bruce Lot, the white spaces facing JR Howard/Cline/Hartness Res. Halls, the white spaces in the small lot between Howard Res. Hall and Self/Trustee Res. Halls, the Roberson Lot, the Self/Trustee/Horton-Tingle/Emery Lot, the white spaces around Wingo 101, the white spaces around and driveway of Wingo 207, and the white spaces around the perimeter of the "Old Tennis Court" Lot.
Faculty/Staff Parking Permits:
Faculty/Staff permits are issued to part-time and full-time faculty and staff members of North Greenville University. Faculty and staff with a Faculty/Staff permit are allowed to park in any yellow space convenient to the building in which they work.
FC (Fairview Campus) Parking Permits:
FC permits are issued to students attending classes at the Fairview Campus. Students with an FC permit may park in any white space in the parking lot at the Fairview Campus.
M (Male) Parking Permits:
M permits are issued to the male resident students living in Unit D, Unit E, Unit F, Unit G, Bruce Res. Hall, and Anthony Res. Hall. Students with M permits may park in the Tuttle Clinic Overflow Lot, the Bruce Lot, the white spaces facing Anthony Res. Hall, the white spaces around the perimeter of the "Old Tennis Court" Lot, and the general overflow area of the Self/Trustee/Horton-Tingle/Emery Lot.
Students who wish to have a motorcycle, "street legal" dirt bike, moped, or motorized scooter on campus must purchase a motorcycle permit. The cost of a motorcycle permit is $65.00 if it your primary vehicle or $10.00 if it is your secondary vehicle. Motorcycles must obey all parking and traffic regulations and should be parked in the student's designated area (for example, a male student living in Crusader Court should park his motorcycle in the CC parking areas or a female commuter should park her motorcycle in C parking areas). At this time, motorcycle permits are not available for purchase online, but can be purchased directly from the Campus Security office by cash or check.
MW (Male Walking) Parking Permits:
MW permits are issued to the male resident students living in the Foster Circle Houses, Chinquapin Duplexes, and the Yearwood Duplex. Students with MW permits are only allowed to park in the white spaces of the parking area around their respective houses.
PC (Pleasantburg Campus) Permits:
PC permits are issued to students attending classes at the Pleasantburg Campus. Student with a PC permit may park in any white spaces in the parking lot at the Pleasantburg Campus.
*Blue (Temporary Medical) Permits:
Blue permits are issued to students with a temporary or permanent medical condition or issue who do not otherwise qualify for a state-mandated handicapped parking permit, plaque, or tag (such has a broken foot, a temporary illness, etc.). Students wishing to obtain a blue permit may do so by bringing a note from their doctor to the Campus Security office and applying for one. (Note: a blue permit does not negate the need for a current year permit.) Students with a blue permit may park in any legal yellow or white space convenient to the buildings they need to use. However, students with a blue permit may not park in the state-mandated handicapped parking spaces.
Faculty, staff, and students who wish to bring a visitor onto campus are responsible for assisting that guest in finding appropriate parking and securing an appropriate parking pass for his or her visitor.
Short-term visitors/day visitors (those who will not be staying on campus overnight) should come by the Campus Security office and ask for a temporary permit. Visitors may park in any lot designated for Commuters or in front of the residence hall in which the student they are visiting resides.
Overnight visitors should obtain and fill out the Campus Guest Request form from the Office of Student Life. On this form, you will find a section labeled Guest Vehicle Copy. This portion should be placed on the dash on the driver's side of the guest's vehicle and will serve as his or her parking pass while on campus. Guests should park in the dorm area where they are staying.
Tickets Issued by Campus Security
The North Greenville University Campus Security Department is authorized to enforce both campus policy and state law on the property of the university (Ch. 18, Title 40, South Carolina Code). Campus Security is authorized to issue both "campus tickets" and South Carolina Uniform Traffic Tickets ("blue tickets").
All parking permits (with the exception of temporary or temporary medical permits) must be adhered to the windshield of the vehicle for which it is registered. Permits should be placed on the front windshield on the driver's side at the bottom and the rear windshield on the driver's side at the bottom. See Pictures Below:
When a student's permit order processes, the student will receive an email confirmation. Within that email there will be a link to print a temporary parking permit. Students should immediately print this temporary permit and place it on the driver's side dash facing outwards. This will be used in place of a permit until the actual permit arrives by mail at the address chosen by the student. If a student has a leased vehicle and is not permitted to place stickers on the vehicle, he or she should contact Campus Security for advisement on alternative parking permit placement.
The campus-wide speed limit is 15 miles per hour (MPH). This speed limit is strictly enforced by radar.
Obey all traffic signs and traffic laws of the state of South Carolina. 7
Watch for and yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
Students are not permitted to drive on Lakeview Rd. (the gravel road from the Maintenance Building to the back of Crusader Court).
Please be aware that most of Taylor St. is a one-way street (from the intersection of Taylor St. and Wingo St. to the back of Neves Building). The only exception to this is after curfew (Sunday-Thursday: midnight, Friday-Saturday: 1:00am) due to the Back Gate being locked. If the Back Gate is locked, students must travel up Taylor St. towards Wingo St. in order to exit the campus.
North Greenville University has the authority to enforce the bicycle traffic laws of the state of South Carolina. For applicable bicycle laws, see South Carolina Code Sections 16-13-80, 16-21-70, 56-5-150, 56-5-160, 56-5-710, 56-5-3230, 56-5-3430, and 56-5-3490. Per section 56-7-10, Campus Security may issue State Uniform Traffic Tickets ("blue tickets") for bicycle violations.
Other Regulations and Considerations
There will be a grace period of five (5) class days at the beginning of each semester for students to make arrangements to obtain their parking permit. After the first five (5) days of the semester, Campus Security will begin issuing tickets for no permit or expired permit.
Students are responsible for where their vehicle is parked. If a vehicle is lent to another person, the owner of the vehicle assumes all responsibility for compliance with the parking regulations.
From time to time, it is necessary that a lot or portion of a lot be closed due to special events, visitors on campus, construction, weather-related issues, or other situations. If certain spaces or sections of a lot or lots are unavailable, they will be marked with traffic cones. Do not remove cones for any reason, including parking in a spot where a cone is or to drive through an area a cone is blocking. Doing so will result in a citation.
There are several roads and streets on campus that are one-way streets. Vehicles parked facing the wrong way on a one-way street are illegally parked and subject to be ticketed.
Ticketing, Boots, Towing, and Appeals
Below is a description of the types of "campus tickets" issued by Campus Security. Note that certain tickets can be issued even if there is no vehicle involved. (See J, W, and 1)
A. Parking out of assigned space
This ticket is issued to a vehicle found to be parked out of its assigned area (i.e. a vehicle with a CC permit parked in a C area).
B. Parked in Faculty/Staff parking
This ticket is issued to student vehicles found to be parked in Faculty/Staff spaces at times other than when is legally permitted.
C. Overnight parking
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to be parked out of assigned area or left on-campus without permission after curfew (Sunday-Thursday midnight, Friday-Saturday 1:00am).
D. Parked on sidewalks or grass
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to be illegally parked on sidewalks or grass areas.
E. Expired NGU parking permit
This ticket is issued to vehicles that display an expired NGU permit but no permit for the current term.
F. No NGU parking permit
This ticket is issued to vehicles that display no NGU parking permit.
G. Improperly displayed permit
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to have an NGU permit, but it is improperly displayed (i.e. only placing one of the two stickers on the vehicles or laying the stickers on the dash).
H. Fraudulent use of NGU parking permit
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to be using a permit not in accordance with NGU permit regulations (i.e. a counterfeit or two vehicles "sharing" a permit).
I. Unauthorized use of state-mandated handicapped space
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to be parked in state-mandated handicapped parking spaces without proper display of a handicapped permit, tag, or placard.
J. Removing a traffic cone or sign
This ticket is issued to students who remove a traffic cone or sign placed by Campus Security or the SCDOT. This ticket may be assessed per cone or sign moved (i.e. moving three (3) cones may result in three (3) tickets).
K. Blocking entrance to building or dorm
This ticket is issued to vehicles illegally parked so as to block or impede the entrance to a building or dorm.
L. Fire lane violation
This ticket is issued to vehicles found to be parked in or blocking access to a fire lane.
N. Speeding: 19 or more miles per hour over the limit
This ticket is issued to drivers found to be driving 19 or more MPH in excess of the 15MPH campus-wide speed limit.
O. Driving too fast for conditions
This ticket is issued to drivers who drive at a speed deemed to be unsafe for present conditions (i.e. snow/ice or heavy foot traffic in the area).
P. Reckless driving
This ticket is issued to drivers found to be driving recklessly, irresponsibly, or with disregard to their personal safety or the safety of others.
Q. Failure to obey traffic signs
This ticket is issued to drivers who fail to obey posted traffic signs (i.e. running a stop sign or ignoring a one way sign).
R. Failure to yield right of way
This ticket is issued to drivers who fail to yield right of way (i.e. at a four-way stop).
S. Driving the wrong way
This ticket is issued to students who are driving in the wrong direction on posted one-way streets or passages.
T. Failure to give proper signal
This ticket is issued to drivers who make a turn without giving proper signal.
U. Malfunctioning or defective equipment
This ticket is issued to drivers with malfunctioning or defective equipment on the vehicle (i.e. a brake light that is burned out).
V. Failure to wear a seatbelt
This ticket is issued to drivers or passengers who are not wearing a seatbelt.
W. Failure to obey a school official
This ticket is issued to students who refuse to obey the lawful command of a school official (i.e. entering a building after being told not to do so).
X. Failure to present ID, driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance
This ticket is issued to those who are unable to or refuse to provide a Campus Security officer with a valid ID, driver's license, registration card, or proof of insurance upon issuance of a lawful request.
Y. Boot removal fee
This ticket is issued to vehicles who students who have three (3) or more unpaid citations. A boot will be placed on the vehicle and will not be removed until all tickets are paid.
Z. Court fee
This ticket is assessed on those who make an unsuccessful appeal in Traffic Court. It is similar to the Court Fees assessed by municipal courts for unsuccessful appeals.
1. Dumping trash/littering
This ticket is issued to those found to be disposing of waste, whether intentionally or unintentionally, anywhere other than an approved bin (i.e. trash blowing from the uncovered bed of a pickup truck or leaving trash behind
2. Boot tampering fee
This ticket is issued to vehicles that have been booted and the boot has been tampered with or damaged.
Students may pay tickets any time with a debit or credit card by visiting https://www.permitsales. net/NGU. Students may pay a ticket with cash or check at the Campus Security office Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:00pm.
Students who pay their ticket within five (5) days of issuance will be given a discount of five dollars ($5). Please note that the day the ticket is issued is counted as "day one" and this is five (5) calendar days, not business days (i.e. if a ticket is issued on the 14th, the 14th is "day one" and the ticket must be paid by the 18th to receive the $5 discount regardless of whether the 18th falls on a weekend or holiday).
All tickets are due ten (10) calendar days after issuance. Students who do not pay their ticket within ten (10) days of issuance will be charged a ten dollar ($10) late fee. Please note that the day the ticket is issued is counted as "day one" and this is ten (10) calendar days, not business days (i.e. if a ticket is issued on the 14th, the 14th is "day one" and the ticket must be paid by the 23rd to avoid the $10 fee regardless of whether the 23rd falls on a weekend or holiday).
Students who do not have sufficient funds to pay a ticket should contact Parking.Permits@ngu.edu in regards to making alternate arrangement for payment as soon as he or she becomes aware of the ticket.
Vehicles with three (3) or more unpaid tickets are subject to being booted. Boots will not be removed for any reason until all tickets are paid. If a boot is tampered with or removed by anyone other than North Greenville University Campus Security officers, a $600 boot tampering fine will be assessed (see 2 on table above). Tampering includes, but is not limited to:
- Removing the wheel on which the boot was placed
- Driving the vehicle while the boot is attached/running over the boot
- Attempting to pull the boot off of the wheel
North Greenville University reserves the right to have a vehicle towed. This includes, but is not limited to, circumstances of repeat or severe violations or the vehicle constitutes a serious hazard, impedes traffic or operations, is blocking access to a fire lane, or has been abandoned. The owner of
the vehicle is responsible to the towing company for any and all costs or charges related to towing and any damages incurred as a result of towing. Costs and charges may include, but are not limited to, towing fees, storage fees, administrative costs, etc. Neither North Greenville University nor Campus Security is in any way liable for any damages or costs.
Students who feel they were unfairly or inaccurately ticketed have a three-step appeal process to address their grievance.
1. Submit a written appeal online at https://www.permitsales. net/NGU. The ticket will be reviewed by a Campus Security official and he or she will make a decision. If a student does not agree with that decision, he or she may proceed to the second appeal.
2. Student may email Parking.Permits@ngu.edu and request a slot on the next Traffic Court docket. He or she will be assigned a day and time to come for the appeal. Traffic Court is held on Wednesdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Fero Conference Room of the Tingle Student Center. Students may request a specific time within the time-frame for Traffic Court and an effort will be made to accommodate that request. However, it is not possible for all requests to be honored. Therefore, if a student has a time conflict with classes or other activities, it is the discretion of the student to prioritize attending court or the other engagement. Our Traffic Court judge will issue a decision based on the evidence presented by the Campus Security officer present and the argument of the student. If a student does not agree with that decision, he or she may proceed to the third appeal.
3. Students' last line of appeal is to seek an appointment with Chief Rick Morris. In order to schedule an appointment with Chief Morris, students should email Parking.Permits@ngu.edu and request an appointment. Students may request a specific time to meet with Chief Morris and an effort will be made to accommodate that request. However, it is not possible for all requests to be honored. Therefore, if a student has a time conflict with classes or other activities, it is the discretion of the student to prioritize meeting with Chief Morris or the other engagement. Chief Morris will make the final decision regarding all parking citations on a case-by-case basis.
Note that all appeals must fall in this order. An appeal cannot be made directly to Chief Morris after a written appeal is submitted nor can a student only attend Traffic Court.
There is no Traffic Court held on Wednesdays when there is no class (i.e. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving). If for any reason Traffic Court must be cancelled, rescheduled, or moved (i.e. a scheduling conflict with Fero Conference Room or inclement weather), all students will be so notified by email. 14
Penalties for Failure to Pay Tickets
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, choral or band groups, and club participation. In accordance with The Enlightener, a ticket is delinquent if it has not been paid within 14 days of the ticketís issuance.
No student will receive their exam pass if he or she has unpaid parking tickets or fines.
Frequently Asked Questions
I ordered my permit, but it never came. What should I do?
Please allow two weeks from your order date for your permit to arrive by mail. If you have not received your permit within that two-week window, check that you received an email confirming your order. If you did not receive a confirmation email but believe the order went through, call Campus Security so that we can check our records. If you order did process but your permit has not been received, you will be issued a new permit.
What if I receive permit I receive doesn't match my housing assignment/my housing assignment changes?
From time to time, computer errors, changes to housing assignments, or other circumstances result in a student being issued the wrong permit type. If you receive a permit different than that which is listed above for your residence assignment, please come by the Campus Security office and bring the errant permit. There is no charge for permit reassignment.
I have a new vehicle. What do I need to do to get a new parking permit?
If you have already purchased a parking permit for the current school year and get a new vehicle, there is no charge to transfer your existing permit to your new vehicle. Come by the Campus Security Office and you will be issued new stickers for the new vehicle. If you get a second vehicle and therefore need a second permit, you may purchase a second permit at any point in the semester for $10.00 by coming to the Campus Security office.
I am borrowing my parents'/grandparents'/friend's/etc. car temporarily. What do I need to do?
If you will be bringing a borrowed car onto campus on a temporary basis for any reason, you will need to come by the Campus Security office and register for a temporary parking pass. If you have already purchased a permit for the current year, temporary passed are available for any amount of time needed. If you do not normally have a car on campus and therefore have not purchased a permit, but will have a car on campus for a temporary time period, you will be issued a temporary parking pass. However, students who have not purchased a parking permit for the current year will not be issued temporary passes whose combined issuance exceeds 2 calendar weeks in any academic year. If a student will have a vehicle on campus for more than 2 weeks of the academic year, he or she must purchase a parking permit.
Hours of Operation
Campus Security is open twenty-four hours per day, three hundred and sixty-five days per year and can be reached at (864) 977-7777.
Our administrative offices are open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to address issues with permits, parking tickets, records requests, and other administrative functions. The administrative office is closed in accordance with University holidays (Fall Break; Christmas Break; Spring Break, etc.)
(Note: This information is current as of Jan. 10, 2016.)