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University Parking Procedures and Rules

All city and state motor vehicle laws and parking ordinances will be observed on campus.  Obey all parking campus codes, posted signs, and other areas designated as no parking zones such as NO PARKING or RESERVED.

Parking Rules

The purpose of our University’s parking rules are to provide accurate parking information, maximize the use of available parking space, pedestrian mobility, and contribute to a safe campus environment for the University community and guests visiting our campus. A parking permit allows for the operator of the vehicle the privilege not the right to park on campus.

Parking permits are mandatory for all students and staff who park on University property or property managed by Arizona Christian University. The Department of Campus Safety issues all parking permits. Parking permits are issued to the operator of the vehicle (including motorcycles and mopeds) after the operator completes their University’s Vehicle Registration. All students shall obtain a new parking permit before the start of the fall semester between August 1st and August 31st. All students new and transfer students in January shall obtain a new parking permit before the start of the spring semester between January 2nd and January 15th. Students and staff shall replace parking permits within 24 hours when a windshield has been replaced, the driver obtains a new vehicle, or when permits are lost or stolen.

Students are able to register their vehicle online, or use the QR Codes posted on campus during the registration process of move-in week. Students may also visit the Campus Safety office to register their vehicle. Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and volunteers must pick up their Parking Permit in the office of Campus Safety Building 1100 located in the south west area of the campus northeast of the N. 59 Ave and W. Country Gables entrance. Arizona Christian University does not charge a parking fee for parking permits unless the parking permit is lost. The cost to replace lost parking permits will be $5.00. Failure to register your vehicle and display a University parking decal will result in a parking administrative fee of $100.00.

Enforcement

Students, staff, faculty, and adjuncts are subject to all ACU rules, city ordinances, and state laws related to operating and parking of a motor vehicles while on university property. It is the responsibility of the operator of the motor vehicle or motorcycle to know the state laws, city ordinances, and university parking rules. The use of emergency signals, personal placards, hand notes, etc. are not a valid excuse for violating any city ordinances, state laws, or university parking rules. 

It does not imply university parking rules, city ordinances, or state laws are no longer in effect when a violation notice is not issued to a violator. Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and guests are subject to enforcement by the Department of Campus Safety, city, state, and county law enforcement officers. 

Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and guests can expect a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding personal property contained in their vehicle when parked on campus. However vehicles are subject to being searched when there is reasonable suspicion or exigent circumstances relating to the violation of ACU’s student or staff handbook (illegal drugs, firearms, other weapons, etc.), health and safety concerns, or the welfare of an individual. Refusing to allow the search will result in the student, staff, faculty, adjunct or guest’s parking privileges being revoked, and the vehicle, driver, and occupants will be trespassed from university property. Students and staff agree to these rules being a current or past student or staff member. Students and staff refusing to comply with campus rules are subject to disciplinary action.

Arizona Christian University reserves the right to set aside parking spaces, temporarily block, or redirect traffic or parking for special events. This may cause students, staff, faculty, or adjuncts to park in the overflow parking areas.

Enforcement of the campus parking rules are enforced year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ACU reserves the right to terminate parking privileges at any time without cause. ACU reserves the right to tow vehicles from university property when vehicles have been abandoned on university property. ACU reserves the right to place a car boot on vehicles not registered with ACU Campus Safety, and in violation of a secondary parking violation. University parking rules are subject to change at any time. ACU’s Department of Campus Safety may provide updates via social media, internet, or email. 

Legal Responsibility

Arizona Christian University assumes no legal responsibility or liability for any theft, loss of property, vandalism, accidents, or damages while your vehicle is operated or parked on University property.  It is recommended that all valuables are removed from your vehicle.  Keep your vehicle locked to prevent theft or the theft of your vehicle.

Anyone who operates or parks a vehicle on University property agrees to:

  • Read and adhere to the university parking rules.
  • Possess a current driver’s license and insurance on the vehicle parked or being operated on University property.
  • Pay all fines within 30 days.
  • Display an ACU parking permit so that the permit number is visible to the front bumper.
  • Indemnifies, defend, protect, and hold harmless Arizona Christian University, its students, and employees from all demands, claims, actions, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, judgements, expenses of every kind (including reasonable attorney’s fees, experts’ and consultants’ fees, costs incurred relating to injuries to person(s), damages to property, fees of handling hazardous material, and or towing fees) resulting from operating or parking vehicles on university property.
Parking Permits

Student parking permits expire each year on June 30th. Staff, faculty, adjuncts, and volunteers parking permits only expire when they separate from the university. A parking permit gives the operator the privilege NOT THE RIGHT to park on university property.

Contact campus safety when you need to:

  • Update new vehicle information
  • Need a temporary parking pass when using another vehicle
  • Replace a lost or stolen parking permit
Campus Codes

Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts and guests agree to obey all city ordinances, state laws, and university parking rules while operating or parking on university property.  Students violating campus parking codes could result in administrative fine(s) being applied to their student account.  Staff, faculty, and adjuncts violating campus parking codes could result in disciplinary action through their department manager or Human Resources.

Code Description FINE Code Description FINE
CC 101 Parked in Disabled Parking w/out current permit $144 CC 109 Vehicle Left Disabled for 30 Days w/ACU Decal $35
CC 102 Using Disabled Parking Permit/Not Disabled $144 CC 110 Vehicle Left On Campus w/out ACU Permission/ Subject to Tow (R/O/D Responsible for all fees) $125
CC 103 Parked in a Reserved Parking Stall (Not Authorized) $35 CC 111 No Parking within 15 feet of a Fire Hydrant $43
CC 104 Parked in 2 Stalls/Blocking Disabled Parking $35 CC 112 No Parking within 20 feet of a Campus Crosswalk, Driveway $35
CC 105 Backing Into a Parking Stall or Oversized Vehicle Exceeding Stall Dimensions $35 CC 113 No Parking Zone or Unauthorized Parking Area/Zone $35
CC 106 Reckless Driving (Speeding, Squealing Tires, etc.) $144 CC 114 Driving on Unpaved Road or Access Area (not authorized) $35
CC 107 No Current ACU Parking Decal/Decal Not Displayed $100 CC 115 Failure To Obey Direction of Campus Safety or ACU Staff $100
CC 108 Expired Vehicle Registration on Campus $35 CC 116 No Parking Area Prohibited by ACU signs, flags, line tape, etc. $35

 

Speed Limit on Campus

The reasonable and prudent speed limit through our University’s parking lots is 10 MPH.

Parking on Campus

Use the Key below the Map to navigate around campus. The Key assigns numbers 1-40 to locate buildings, dorms, and parking lots. Buildings and Dorms are assigned numbers 1-27 (Yellow). Athletic Fields are assigned numbers 28-33 (Red). Campus Parking Lots are assigned numbers 34-40 (Black). The “KEY” numbers do not associate with the building number or parking lot numbers. Example:

  • Parking Lot 1 is associated with Key #35
  • Parking Lot 2 is associated with Key #36
  • Parking Lot 3 is associated with Key #37
  • Parking Lot 4 is associated with Key #38
  • Parking Lot 5 is associated with Key #39
  • Parking Lot 6 is associated with Key #40
  • Parking Lot 7 is associated with Key #41

Prohibited Parking Areas for Students:

  • All COVERED PARKING areas located in
    • Parking Lot #1
    • Parking Lot #2
    • Parking Lot #4
    • Parking Lot #7
  • The Campus Safety or Athletic Trainer Reserved parking areas in front of Building 1100
  • Areas or parking stalls that are posted:
    • No Parking
    • Staff or Tenant Parking Only
    • Faculty Parking Only
    • Police Parking Only
    • Fire Lanes
    • Parking spaces for persons with physical disabilities:
      • A person shall not stop, stand or park a motor vehicle within any specially designated and marked parking space unless the motor vehicle is transporting a person who has been issued a valid placard or international symbol of access special plates and either:
        • 1. The motor vehicle displays the valid permanent disability or temporary disability removable windshield placard.
        • 2. The motor vehicle displays international symbol of access special plates that are currently registered to the vehicle.
      • A person who is chauffeuring a person with a physical disability in a vehicle without a placard or international symbol of access special plates may park momentarily (remain with the vehicle) in a parking space provided pursuant to this article for the purpose of loading or unloading the person with a physical disability

Prohibited Parking for Staff: 

  • The Campus Safety or Athletic Trainer Reserved parking areas in front of Building 1100
  • Areas or parking stalls that are posted:
    • No Parking
    • Tenant Parking Only
    • Police Parking Only
    • Fire Lanes
    • Parking spaces for persons with physical disabilities:
      • A person shall not stop, stand or park a motor vehicle within any specially designated and marked parking space unless the motor vehicle is transporting a person who has been issued a valid placard or international symbol of access special plates and either:
        • 1. The motor vehicle displays the valid permanent disability or temporary disability removable windshield placard.
        • 2. The motor vehicle displays international symbol of access special plates that are currently registered to the vehicle.
      • A person who is chauffeuring a person with a physical disability in a vehicle without a placard or international symbol of access special plates may park momentarily (remain with the vehicle) in a parking space provided pursuant to this article for the purpose of loading or unloading the person with a physical disability
Payment of Fines

Fines have been established to discourage violating the Campus Parking rules. Please pay your parking fines through your Populi student account.

Appeal Process after Receiving a Violation Notice
  • The student or staff member has until close of the business day 30 days from the date of the violation notice to appeal each violation.
  • Submit an email to [email protected] noting the reason you are appealing the Violation Notice.
  • The Chief of Campus Safety will review the appeal within 10 business days.
  • You will receive a reply from the Chief of Campus Safety noting the results of your appeal.
  • The result could be either:
    • Dismissal of the Violation Notice.
    • Found Responsible for the Violation Notice with or without a fine.
      • Directions on the process to pay the fine.
    • The Chief of Campus Safety will have the final decision on all appeals.
Disclosure

A parking permit allows for the privilege, not the right, to park on the Campus at Arizona Christian University. ACU reserves the right to deny or revoke the privilege to park on campus at any time without cause. Students may receive parking and other campus traffic announcements through their Punch Alert App, email, or social media platform(s). Follow Campus Safety on Twitter for additional information. 

Office of Campus Safety

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

 Phone
Emergency:
9-1-1
Non-Emergency:
(602) 489-5301
Anonymous Tips:
602-489-5300 x810

  Email
[email protected]
arizonachristian.edu

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