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.
Purchasing a Parking Permit
Everyone is required to clearly display a valid NGU parking permit on their vehicle while parked or otherwise stationary for an extended amount of time on any property owned and operated by North Greenville University.
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 valid from August 1 of the first calendar year (i.e. 2017) through July 31 of the second calendar year of the school year (i.e. 2018). At this time, single-semester or half-year permits are not available.
Parking Permits cost $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 at a cost of $10.00.
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,the student may pay for the permit at the Business Office by other means.
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.
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 these regulations 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.
Individuals who wish to have a motorcycle, “street legal” dirt bike, moped, or motorized scooter on campus must purchase a motorcycle permit. Motorcycle permits follow the same pricing structure as standard permits. Motorcycles must obey all parking and traffic regulations and should be parked in the student’s designated area.
Temporary Medical Permits:
Medical permits are issued to students with a temporary or permanent medical condition who do not otherwise qualify for a state-mandated handicapped parking permit, plaque, or license plate (such has a broken foot, a temporary illness, etc.). Students wishing to obtain a medical permit may do so by bringing a note from their doctor stating their need for special parking and length of time for the permit to the Campus Security office and applying for a medical parking permit. (Note: a medical permit does not negate the need for a current year permit.) Students with a medical permit may legally park in any yellow or white space convenient to the buildings they need to access. However, students with a NGU medical permit may not park in the state-mandated handicapped parking spaces.
Family Permits and Discounts:
If two students are members of the same household, they must purchase one $65.00 permit and the other may purchase their 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.
Where can I park?
Below is a list of the different colored lines you will see on campus and what they mean.
Any student may park in spaces with white lines so long as it is within a lot they are permitted to park.
Students are not permitted to park in yellow spaces between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Students may park in yellow spaces from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. However, students are not allowed to leave their cars parked in yellow spaces after curfew (Sunday-Thursday curfew begins at midnight; Friday-Saturday curfew begins at 1:00 a.m.).
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 instate-mandated handicapped spaces.
Fire lanes,loading zones, 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. Please note fire lanes are reserved specifically for emergency vehicles. If your vehicle is parked in afire lane in an emergency situation your vehicle will be subject to what ever actions are necessary to remove your vehicle and you will be responsible for any damages sustained by your vehicle.
Special Reserved Spaces
There are several special reserved parking spaces around campus marked with specific signs. These spaces include, but are not limited to:
University President’s Space
This space is reserved specifically for the president of the university. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in this space at any time. Vehicles found in violation will be towed. (See Towing section of these Regulations)
Chairman of the Board of Trustee’s Space
This space is reserved specifically for the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in this space at any time. Vehicles found in violation will be towed. (See Towing section of these Regulations)
Honorary Spaces at Younts Football Stadium
These spaces are reserved for the specified individuals named on the signs. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in these space sat any time unless otherwise directed by Campus Security. Vehicles found in violation may be towed. (See Towing section of these Regulations)
Student Life Spaces
These spaces are reserved for Student Life employees, R.A.s, or R.C.s.No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in these spaces at anytime unless otherwise directed by Campus Security.
There are several spaces around campus that are reserved for campus visitors or guests to specific facilities, such as in front of Hayes Ministry Center and Turner Chapel. No student, faculty, or staff member may park in these spaces at any time.
Chapel Speaker Space
This space is reserved for the Chapel Speaker on Monday and Wednesday mornings. At all other times this space should be treated as a visitor/guest space.
Please find your permit type below to determine where you may park on campus.
Silver Parking Permits:
Silver permits are issued to Commuter and designated Commuter Housing students. Commuter/Commuter Housing students may park in lots marked especially for Commuter students including the AV Wood parking lot at the Library including white space behind Hayes Ministry Center, the Tigerville Baptist Church parking lot, and the overflow lot in front of Residence Life Office and Tuttle Clinic, the first 31 spaces on the row facing Highway 414 in the Self/Trustee Parking lot, the first 7 spaces on left and 10 spaces on right at the entrance to the Younts Fitness Center Parking Lot, and spaces facing Highway 414 in the Lower Roberson Parking Lot.
Red Parking Permits:
Red permits are issued to female resident students. Female residents may park in the areas marked for female residence halls. Vehicles with Red parking permits parked in lots reserved for commuters or male residence halls will be ticketed.
Black Parking Permits:
Black parking permits are issued to male resident students. Male residents may park in the areas marked for male residence halls. Vehicles with Black parking permits parked in lots reserved for commuters or female residence halls will be ticketed.
Gold Parking Permits:
Gold permits are issued to all graduate school students. Graduate School student permits may park at the Brashier Graduate School and in lots marked for commuters on the Tigerville campus.
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 Gray permits.
All Access Parking Lots:
The Parking Lot behind the Runion Building (i.e. The Billingsley Theater Parking Lot), the Tennis Court Parking Lot between the Gym and Foster Education Building and the “Gravel Parking Lot” next to the McCormick House are accessible to all parking permits. Note: the Gravel road to the back of Billingsley Theater/SOT is restricted to Faculty/Staff, students and guest visitors participating in plays at the discretion of Campus Security.
Faculty/Staff Parking Permits:
Faculty/Staff permits are issued to part-time and full-time faculty and staff members of North Greenville University. Employees with a Faculty/Staff permit are allowed to park in yellow spaces convenient to the building in which they work.
Where can’t I park?
Campus Security realizes it is difficult to find parking on occasion. Please know that your inability to find a legal space in your parking area does not constitute an excuse for parking illegally.
A vehicle left standing for longer than5 minutes is considered parked regardless if it is attended or not.
You are subject to being towed if you park in the following areas:
All impounded vehicles are towed, stored and released in accordance with the State of South Carolina Code of Regulations 119-21. You assume all risks involved and are responsible for the full cost of impounding and retrieving your vehicle.
Campus Visitors - Making Our Guests Welcome
Faculty, staff, and students who wish to have 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’s vehicle. (See the“Parking Decal” web page of the NGU Campus Security Website.)
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 parking pass. 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 Resident Life. On this form, you will find a section labeled “Guest Vehicle Copy.” After receiving approval from The Office of Campus Security, this portion should be placed on the driver’s side dash of the guest’s vehicle and will serve as his or her parking pass while on campus. Guests should park in the Residence Hall area where they are staying. Please ensure your guest has approval from Director of Resident Life of Women, Lorry Green, or Director of Resident Life for Men, Dillon Key, for any guests staying overnight. These passes are valid for 48 hours/two days.
Persons wishing to stay on campus three to seven days should obtain a Visitors Parking Pass. A Visitor’s Pass can be secured at a cost of $10.00. See the “Parking Decal” web page of the NGU Campus Security Website. These Permits are good for up to seven days. If someone needs to stay longer, they must secure another pass for an additional cost of $10.00. Please ensure your guest has approval from Director of Resident Life for Women Lorry Green or Director of Resident Life for Men Dillon Key for any guests staying overnight in any resident hall.
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, dual enrollment or temporary medical permits) must be adhered to the rear window of the vehicle for which it is registered. Starting in June 2018, each registered vehicle will receive only one (1) permit to be placed on the vehicle. Permits should be place on the rear window on the driver’s side at the bottom. Please see the illustration below.
Do not put the permit on the front windshield.
Faculty/Staff receive a single permit which should be adhered to the front windshield on the driver’s side at the bottom (see above illustration). Note that Faculty/Staff permits are “static cling” permits that adhere to the inside of the windshield.
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).
Obey all traffic signs and traffic laws of the state of South Carolina.
Watch for and yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
Students are not permitted to drive on Lakeview Rd. (the gravel road from the Campus Enhancement to the back of Crusader Court).
Please be aware that most of Taylor St.is one-way (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:after midnight; Friday-Saturday: after 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 Sections16-13-80, 16-21-70, 56-5-150, 56-5-160, 56-5-710, 56-5-3230, 56-5-3430, and56-5-3490. 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 loaned to another person, the owner of the vehicle still 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 AND FINES
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)
Students may pay at 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 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 within 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 to make alternate arrangements 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:
North Greenville University reserves the right to have a vehicle towed. This includes, but is not limited to, circumstances of repeat or severe violations of NGU Campus Security Parking Regulations 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.
Persons who repeatedly (three (3) or more incidents per semester) violate the same NGU parking regulation, even though they have paid their fines, can have their driving and parking privileges on campus revoked. Also, as part of the enforcement of this policy, their vehicle can be booted and/or towed.
Students who feel they were inaccurately ticketed may submit a written appeal online at https://www.permitsales.net/NGU. The ticket will be reviewed by a Campus Security official who will determine the final disposition of the citation.
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 ticket’s issuance.
No student will receive their exam pass if he or she has unpaid parking tickets or fines.
Common Issues with Permits
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 two (2) calendar weeks in any academic year. If a student will have a vehicle on campus for more than two (2) weeks of the academic year, he or she must purchase a parking permit.
Campus Security Hours of Operation
Our administrative offices are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm to address issues with permits, parking tickets, records requests, and other administrative functions. The administrative office is closed in accordance with university holidays (Spring Break, Fall Break, Christmas Break, etc.).