G-22. Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations
IU Southeast motor vehicle, bicycle, and traffic regulations are enforced by campus police. Any questions about parking should be addressed to the IU Office of Parking Operations. These regulations were approved by the IU Board of Trustees and apply to members of the academic community as well as to visitors to the campus.
To construct, operate, and maintain adequate parking for vehicles at the campus, the Board of Trustees have approved a paid parking plan. Four different types of parking areas are identified in this plan:
- Faculty/Staff “EM” Permit Area - Faculty and staff - appointed, adjunct, or part-time; and students who are employed by the university greater than 50% FTE
- Student “ST” Permit Area - Any student
- Disabled Person Permit Area - Approval through University Police or Disabled Student Services
- Free Parking Area - For anyone
The parking areas are regulated and it is necessary for students, faculty, and staff utilizing these facilities to park in the appropriate areas and to properly display a parking permit on their vehicle.
Fines collected for parking or traffic violations are placed in a scholarship fund.
Guests to campus are welcome and can park in the “ST” (student) parking areas at all times and in the “EM” (employee) areas after 6 p.m. and on weekends..
Parking Rules and Regulations
General Traffic Regulations:
- The speed limit for motor vehicles on university property is 20 mph. No vehicle may be operated in any parking lot at a greater speed than is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way at designated crosswalks. Both pedestrians and vehicles must comply with all traffic signals.
- Motorbikes, motorcycles, and motor scooters are subject to all regulations and must be operated only on streets designated for normal automobile use. A parking permit is required. Designated motorcycle parking should be used for parking.
- Any accident involving a motor vehicle on university property must be reported to the University Police immediately at (812) 941-2400.
- The use of skateboards is prohibited on university property due to dangers to personal safety and property damage. University Police may issue university citations to violators and/or confiscate skateboards. Confiscated skateboards may be returned to the owner upon proof of identification or to a parent or guardian of children under 18.
General Parking Regulations:
- Lack of parking spaces, mechanical problems, inclement weather, or other hindrances do not justify parking violations. A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space, merely the opportunity to park in a specified area as defined by the privileges of the permit.
- Ownership of the permit remains with the University. Permits are nontransferable and are not for resale. Permits must be returned to University Police when the user leaves the University or will not be parking on campus for a month or more to avoid accumulating additional charges.
- Regulations are subject to amendment as approved by the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs and/or the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The regulations are in effect and always enforced. In all cases of conflict, signs and markings should be presumed correct and will take precedence over any conflicting parking map designation. A vehicle is deemed parked when the vehicle is stationary, whether occupied or not.
- All areas and facilities in the university parking system are controlled. Permit areas are designated by the appropriate signage. Signs are posted at the entrances and within lots as to proper permits authorized to park in the area. Permits issued indicate the parking areas permitted to the holder. Designated areas may be revised as parking needs change. Use of certain lots may be temporarily restricted to facilitate special events, construction, maintenance, or other unusual circumstances. A parking permit is valid while conducting university business on campus, not for the purpose of storing a vehicle on campus.
- The Softball Field lot located across Hausfeldt Lane does not require a permit during games.
- All student, faculty, and staff vehicles parked in a permit lot must properly display a parking permit by hanging it from the rear-view mirror, so that the permit number and expiration date are clearly visible. Campus visitors may park in “ST” student spaces any time and in “EM” employee spaces after 6 p.m. on weekdays and any time on weekends.
- Parking of motor vehicles on campus is confined to areas designated for that purpose or as directed by the University Police. Parking is prohibited on lawns, in construction areas, or any other area that would mar the landscape of campus, create a hazard, or interfere with use of university facilities by others.
- The person in whose name a parking permit is issued is responsible for all violations by all vehicles displaying that permit. A citation is not excused because another person was using the vehicle or the permit. Drivers of university vehicles are responsible for violations they receive while operating the vehicle.
- IU Southeast honors parking permits from other Indiana University campuses in comparable parking areas. Marked university vehicles may park in EM (employee) or ST (student) zones. Visit the Intercampus Parking webpage to view area and location specifics.
- Spaces designated for small/compact cars (no trucks) are for vehicles with an overall length of 15 feet or less.
- Any vehicle in violation of parking regulations or any which are apparently abandoned may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense.
- Accumulation of six or more paid or unpaid parking citations within a year will result in a tow warning. The tow warning gives the violator 48 hours to settle all charges, or the vehicle will be towed, even if the vehicle is not in violation of regulations. Accumulating eight or more unpaid citations will result in tow without warning.
- Habitual violators are defined by six unexcused parking violations within a year. Habitual violators may lose parking privileges on IU Southeast property.
- Any vehicle in violation of towable offenses may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense by the wrecker service of the university’s choice. Tow fees will be paid directly to the towing company. If the truck is called to campus and the owner appears before the vehicle is towed, the owner/violator shall be responsible for a dry-run fee to the wrecker driver. The same release conditions apply to vehicles immobilized.
- Altering any permit in any way or counterfeiting a permit is considered theft of services. Violators will be fined for the violation and may pay all back parking charges for the duration of the permit. The permit will be confiscated. Student violators will be referred to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for student conduct violations. Faculty and staff violators will be referred to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Administrative Affairs respectively.
- Bicycles will not be chained or locked to undesignated university property (trees, benches, light poles, fences, etc.) or areas prohibited by fire code (doorways, corridors, stairways, fire exits). Bicycles may not be parked in a space designated for a motor vehicle.
- If you have a valid parking permit and receive a citation for “No Valid Permit” or “Improper Display of Permit,” the citation will be voided once per calendar year, upon appeal.
- Camping, living, or otherwise using one’s vehicle as a residence is not permitted on campus..