Vehicle Safety and Citations

Our commitment to campus safety includes monitoring traffic and parking. Our Vehicle Code is available for inspection through Campus Police, and all “rules of the road” apply to all campus properties and to all persons operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. Drive and park according to posted signs.

Prohibited Activities

The following are several of the offenses reported and prosecuted under the Illinois Vehicle Code.

  • Driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
  • Transportation of alcoholic beverages (Note that college regulations also forbid liquor on campus.)
  • Reckless driving
  • Drag racing

The following actions are prohibited. Violators are issued a citation for either a Parking or Moving violation and ordered to pay the corresponding fine.

  • Speeding
    • in excess of 25 miles per hour on access roads
    • in excess of 15 miles per hour in parking areas
    • in excess of safe speed for weather/road conditions
  • Passing
  • Disobeying a stop sign
  • Failing to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles
  • Driving upon sidewalk, grass or cross country path without authorization
  • Operating any off-road vehicle on campus (for example, a snowmobile or dirt bike)
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Failing to obey directives of a Campus Police Officer or Police Cadet
  • The use of bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades/skates, and hoverboards on sidewalks and within all buildings on campus, unless approved in advance as part of a scheduled program, demonstration, or special event

Parking Restrictions

Registration of student cars is not necessary to park in our campus lots. Use only designated parallel-line parking spaces, and adhere to time limitations as posted. 

Campus Citations and Fines

Campus Police issue citations for violations of parking and traffic regulations and certain other college regulations. If the violation is serious, a Campus Police Officer may issue a state citation or make arrests for criminal offenses.

  • Handicapped Parking Violation $250 (Late fee $10)
  • Fire Lane Violation $50 (Late fee $10)
  • Other Parking Violation $20 (Late fee $10)
  • Traffic Violation $50 (Late fee $25)
  • Smoking Violation $50 (Late fee $25)

Fines for campus citations may be paid in person at the Student Accounts and Cashier Office, located on the second floor of the Student Center, by mail, or online. Please allow three (3) business days for citations to be processed before paying. If a college citation is not paid within 28 days from the date of the citation, a late fee will be assessed as indicated. Grades and records may be withheld if fines are left unpaid.

Students receiving a campus citation may submit a written appeal within 14 days of issuance date to the Vice President of Student Development in the Student Center, Room 134. Faculty and staff may submit a written appeal within 14 days of issuance date to the Executive Director of Human Resources in Building A, Room 155. If the violator does not appeal the citation within this time frame, the right to appeal the citation is waived. State citations are handled in the appropriate court and are not subject to appeal through the College.

Special Parking Permits

Temporary handicapped parking permits are available with a doctor's authorization for temporary disabilities for students through the Campus Police Department and for faculty and staff through Human Resources. The permits are only valid on campus.