Student failure to follow the motor vehicle rules and regulations will result in a warning and/or citation. When an infraction has occurred, the student will receive notification of the violation through their Kenyon email account and a hard-copy ticket will be placed on their vehicle.
Any of the following violations can result in fines, College judicial action, or both. In addition to College fines and sanctions, violations of state law or local ordinance may be prosecuted separately. Failure for the driver to know the parking regulations will not serve as a defense for any parking violations. Failure to find a legal parking space does not excuse a violation.
Fines for citations are based on the number of violations a student has accrued in an academic year. The fine amount increases as the number of violations increases. Warnings are no-fine violations but are included in the tier-count for violations accrued and may cause the violation fine to be increased. If over ten violations are accrued, the vehicle permit will be suspended.
Unregistered vehicle: The fine for an unregistered vehicle violation is $250 regardless of the number of violations accrued. In the case of repeat unregistered violations, the Office of Campus Safety reserves the right to place a parking boot upon the motor vehicle until proper registration is completed. Removal of the boot will be completed by the responsible party, with the oversight of a Campus Safety Officer.
Fire Lane fines: The violation fine for the first nine (9) tickets for fire lanes and/or parking in a handicapped space is $50 per violation. At ten (10) tickets and beyond the fee will be $100 per violation and the motor vehicle parking permit will be suspended.
Handicap Parking: Violations of such prohibited areas carries a fine of $50 for the first nine (9) violations and then $100 for the tenth (10) violation and vehicle suspension.
Any other violations, besides fire lane, handicapped or unregistered will be fined based upon the number of violations the individual has accrued:
• $15: 1st and 2nd violations
• $25: 3rd and 4th violations
• $50: 5th through 9th violations
• $100: 10th violation and above
Once the tenth (10) violation is issued, the motor vehicle may be subject to having a parking boot placed upon it by Safety Officers. Removal of the boot will be completed by the responsible party, with the oversight of a Campus Safety Officer. Once the tenth (10) violation is issued, the motor vehicle parking permit will be suspended, and may be subject to towing and impounding at the owners expense.
Although all fines will be applied automatically to the student tuition/account and will show up on the monthly billing invoices, a fine can be paid directly at the Accounting Office in the Eaton Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on the noon hour).
Upon the issuance of the tenth (10) violation the motor vehicle will be suspended and must be removed from campus for the remainder of the academic year. Permission to register a vehicle for the following academic school year may be denied if a vehicle had been suspended during the previous year.