Parking and Traffic
While parking on campus, all vehicles must display a current parking permit hanging from the rear view mirror. Parking permits are issued through the Campus Security Office. Permits are good summer/fall/spring semesters and expire June 1.
If lost, stolen or misplaced, a new permit will need to be purchased. A vehicle without a permit displayed is in violation and a ticket will be issued to that vehicle. All license plate numbers must be registered with the Campus Security Office. Failure to do so could result in the loss of parking privileges.
General Parking Regulations
Registered students are not permitted to park in the Visitors Lot at any time. Student parking is permitted only in designated student areas. All vehicles must be parked between the lined spaces on the lot. Faculty parking is permitted only in designated faculty areas. All vehicles must be parked between the lined spaces on the lot. Students and employees are not permitted to park in designated patient parking areas at any time. No parking is permitted in any drive area. No parking is permitted on any non-designated lawn, island or grass area.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Parking
A bicycle rack is located in front of the auditorium doors for the convenience of bicycle riders. No bicycle may be brought into the building or secured to the trees or light poles. Designated parking spots for motorcycles are posted in the main student parking lot. All parking regulations for cars also apply to motorcycles.
A 15-mph speed limit is in effect for the campus parking areas. A 25-mph speed limit is in effect for all campus roadways. Drivers must yield to pedestrians at all times. Traffic citations will be issued for reckless operation on private property for anyone found operating a vehicle without due regard for the safety of others.
Moving violations will be processed through the Massillon Municipal Court system. Parking violations are processed by Campus Security and the Business Office. Handicapped zone fines are $50.00. All others are $15.00. All fines are payable in the Stark State Business Office. If the Bureau of Motor Vehicles must be contacted to acquire registration information, a $3.00 cost will be added to any traffic fine.
Appealing a Parking Ticket
Parking tickets may be appealed in person or in writing. The appeal must be made through the Campus Security Office (Rm S104) within 10 business days of the date the ticket was issued. Appeals will not be accepted after the 10-day period.
Handicapped parking for students is available in all student parking lots. Students requesting temporary handicapped parking must make application with the Campus Security Office prior to parking in handicapped spaces. Temporary permits may be granted for up to three months. Contact Campus Security at Ext. 4367 or the Disability Support Services Coordinator at Ext. 4423 for special parking needs.
No vehicle-related services (jump-start) will be rendered to a vehicle that does not have a permit. A liability waiver must be signed to receive this service. Due to College liability, the Campus Security no longer provides the service of unlocking car doors. Campus Security will provide escorts to vehicles in lots upon request. For assistance, you may contact the Campus Security Office directly by dialing, 330-704-2582.
Bus Service to Campus (SARTA)
High gas prices concern you? Temporarily without wheels? The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) can conveniently bring you right to the front of campus. Route schedules are available at the Reception Desk in the Student Center, or visit SARTA at www.sartaonline.com.