At various times it is necessary for the College to accommodate numerous vehicles in the parking areas. For that reason and for the safety and security of all vehicles on campus, rules and regulations regarding vehicles and parking areas have been established and are strictly enforced by the Security Department. The owner or person in charge of a motor vehicle is responsible for all violations involving his or her vehicle.
One - Way Parking Lots
The North and South parking lots have been designed to be one- way to control traffic flow. The pavement is clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER and arrows. The direction of the parking spaces should also provide a clue as to which way is the correct entrance and exit. All drivers are asked to be courteous of others and follow the one-way parking lots.
Traffic Control Devices
Traffic Control Devices, i.e. stop signs, were erected for the safety of vehicles traveling on campus property. The College reserves the right as a private institution to erect and enforce such traffic control devices, as they deem necessary. They were not placed there for decoration. They are meant for the driver of a vehicle to come to a complete stop, not merely slow down and go. All stop signs are clearly visible and should be heeded.
Handicap: Spaces designated as Handicap are not to be used unless the vehicle has an authorized placard or license plate displayed in plain view and the vehicle is being used to transport the person for which the placard was intended. Falsely displaying a Handicap placard is a crime and punishable through city, county, and state codes. Utilizing a Handicap approved parking space at SCCC without proper authority or identification is against rules and regulations.
Special: Spaces marked as Visitor, Motorcycle, Private, or Dorm Manager, are not to be used by students attending class, or employees of the college unless previous designation and permission to do so have been established beforehand.
Parking areas are clearly marked with yellow lines. These are intended as guides for people to park their vehicles. One space per vehicle is allowed. Taking more than one space is discourteous and unfair to those around you.
A set speed limit of 20 miles per hour is established per city, state and federal laws governing speed in school zones. This speed limit is enforced everywhere on College property. Excessive speeds will not be tolerated.
Parking in fire lanes for extended periods is not allowed. As a courtesy, a 10-minute limit MAY be allowed for parking in fire lanes IF the person of the vehicle is loading or unloading possessions or supplies. It does not include parking to visit another person. It is ONLY to load or unload for a 10-minute period.
Student Living Center Parking
The SLC Manager will issue SLC residents a parking permit that must be displayed on their vehicles in the fashion outlined by the SLC Manager. Failure to display the decal will result in a violation. Any changes to the vehicle (new paint color, different license plates, etc.) must be reported immediately to the SLC manager or Security. A record of these permits along with the license numbers of all resident vehicles is submitted to the Security Department. Normal parking rules are enforced during regular hours. Sunday through Thursday only permitted resident vehicles are allowed in the parking area after 12:00 AM. Any other vehicles present after that time are trespassing and will be reported to the LPD. On Friday and Saturday the parking hours for non-residents is extended to 2:00 AM. The safety and security of all SLC residents is the primary concern and violators of this rule will not be tolerated. Any non-resident caught at the SLC areas after the above hours are trespassing and are subject to ARREST and CONVICTION.
Epworth Allied Health Permits
Permits are required for certain parking areas. Permits will be issued through the SCCC Security Office. Student permits will be valid from August of the first year to August of the second year. Exact dates, times and procedures of obtaining permits will be announced at differing times/events of the year or you can contact Security for information on obtaining a permit. One permit will be issued to each student free of charge. Additional permits for other vehicles may be obtained for the cost of $1.00 which also helps offset the cost of the permits. Permits damaged through normal wear and tear will be replaced free of charge as appropriate, provided the previous permit is surrendered. Lost permits may be replaced at the cost of $1.00.
Staff members may obtain their permit through the SCCC Security Office at any time. Additional permits may be purchased as described above.
Since the tag numbers of all SLC residents are on file with security it is easy to notify the owners of any damage or other problems with their vehicles. The Security Department would like to extend this courtesy service to any non-residents or employees. You may contact Security and give them your vehicle information. In the event there is a problem with your vehicle, i.e. headlights left on, car alarm activated, etc., Security can locate and inform you of the situation. The College is not responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles. Students who make use of their own vehicles on College property do so at their own risk, and they should be aware that the College's liability insurance would not protect them in the event of an accident. However, the parking areas are routinely patrolled and as much attention as possible is afforded to the security of each vehicle on campus.
Motor vehicle crashes and other accidents claim more young people's lives than all other causes combined. Drivers involved in an accident should: 1) Immediately secure care for injuries; 2) Notify the police; 3) Remain at the scene of the accident; 4) Notify the Administration Office and the Security Office if accident is major, personal injury is serious, or damage to College property is involved. It is a state law that seat belts must be worn AT ALL TIMES while operating a motor vehicle.
Please don’t drink and drive.