The following regulations and procedures are necessary for safety, traffic order and protection on the campus. The University may revoke campus vehicle privileges from anyone at any time for just cause. The University supports and enforces on-campus, local and state vehicle regulations.
With reasonable belief of a crime or policy violation, officers may search any vehicle belonging to students and employees. A refusal to cooperate, may result in disciplinary action.
- MOTOR VEHICLES include automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, golf carts, snowmobiles and other motor-powered vehicles.
- STUDENTS include ALL persons enrolled in courses, including online courses, regardless of place of residence. Students working part time for the University are subject to student regulations.
- FACULTY AND STAFF refers to all regular employees of the University.
- VISITOR refers to any person other than faculty, staff or student.
- TOWING refers to the removal of a vehicle from University property to an off-campus facility.
- BOOTING refers to the use of a vehicle immobilizer to prevent the vehicle from being moved.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Any member of the faculty, staff or student body employed by or attending Manchester University must register motor vehicles and obtain and display a current registration permit. Motor vehicles are registered online. The vehicle must be covered by the minimum liability insurance as required by the state in which the vehicle is registered.
Faculty and staff must register motor vehicles and obtain a staff decal when commencing employment, or upon change of a motor vehicle.
Student motor vehicles must be registered as a part of the regular enrollment procedure, or when the vehicle is brought to campus. It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator to ensure that the vehicle is registered.
Green & Red Parking: All students, faculty and staff who park a vehicle on campus must display a green or a red decal in their window. All parking areas will have corresponding green or red signs. Vehicles with red decals park in Red Lots. Vehicles with green decals park in Green Lots. Green Lots are for visitors, commuter students, and faculty and staff. Red Lots are for resident students only. Vehicles with red decals parked in Green Lots will be ticketed, and vehicles with green decals parked in Red Lots will also be ticketed. Vehicles parked overnight in Green Lots will be ticketed, because full access to Green Lots is needed for maintenance, cleaning and snow removal in the early hours of the morning. Overnight visitors may obtain a parking permit through Campus Safety. The Green & Red Parking Map and parking information are available here.
A registration decal must be affixed to the lower right-hand corner (passenger side) of the vehicle's front windshield.
Defective decals must be replaced immediately. There is no charge if an identifiable portion of the decal is turned in for replacement.
Expired decals should be removed.
Removal of a decal from the vehicle is required upon:
- Change of ownership of vehicle (privileges are not transferable.)
- Termination of association with the University.
GENERAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS
- Indiana State laws governing the movement, operation and parking of motor vehicles apply on University property.
- The maximum speed limit for all vehicles on University property is 15 miles per hour, including golf carts and bicycles, as well as all motorized vehicles; town streets could be posted differently.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.
- Motorbikes, mopeds, motorcycles and motor scooters shall be operated on streets designed for normal licensed vehicles, not on pedestrian walkways.
- Privately owned and unauthorized golf carts and/or other non-licensed vehicles are not permitted on University property.
- Parking of motor vehicles on University property is confined to areas designed for that purpose. Parking or driving on walkways, yards or grassy areas is not permitted.
- Parking is prohibited at all loading and service docks and zones, fire lanes, entrances to buildings, and at any location where curbs or pavement are painted yellow.
- The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator.
- The person in whose name a vehicle is registered is responsible for violations involving that vehicle, even when driven by other persons.
- Parking in fire lanes adjacent to residence halls and other campus buildings constitutes a threat to persons and property and is strictly prohibited. Use of fire lanes for loading or unloading is permissible for brief intervals, during which time the driver must be at the vehicle AND have hazard lights on. Violations of this regulation could result in towing and revocation of campus vehicle privileges.
- Residence halls have designated loading zones, marked by signs, permitting drivers to leave vehicles unattended for 10-minute intervals while loading and unloading.
- Recreational off-road vehicles, such as snowmobiles, dune buggies, trail bikes, mopeds, etc., are not permitted on campus, nor at the Koinonia Environmental Retreat Center.
- Some parking areas on campus are designated reserved parking and are posted “Handicapped,” “Visitor” or “Reserved” parking.
- Visitors may park overnight in designated parking areas, providing that a permit has been obtained from the Campus Safety Office and is properly displayed.