Fines & Regulations

Fines

$20   Parking Violations (General/Misc.)
$25   No Parking Zone (yellow)
$50   Red Tow-Away Zone + towing and daily storage costs
$50   Failure to Register
$50   Careless/Reckless Driving
$100 Handicap Area
License Plate Trace (varies)

Enforcement

Public Safety is responsible for the enforcement of the Lafayette College Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Such enforcement is in effect 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

All persons operating motor vehicles on the campus are expected to cooperate with officers employed by the College whose duties include traffic and parking control.

Parking violation tickets will be issued to vehicles illegally or improperly parked. The owner/operator of a ticketed vehicle is responsible for its disposition as directed on the reverse side of the copy. Failure to comply with guidelines will result in disciplinary action taken; i.e., the withholding of grades or transcripts, denial of registration for classes, etc.

Any student who accumulates three or more tickets during any school year may be subject to having his/her vehicle towed by Public Safety. The fine will be $50. The vehicle will be towed to an off-campus impound yard. The vehicle owner will be responsible to pay towing fees plus daily impound storage fees to be determined by the private towing service that has towed and impounded the vehicle.

Students who wish to appeal parking citations (tickets) must do so by appearing at Public Safety within five business days of the issuance of the citation. Failure to appeal the citation within the above time period may result in the loss of the right of appeal. All appeals must be filed prior to the start of the year-end finals. Note: Red Tow-Away Zone violations cannot be appealed.

Vehicles bearing state-issued handicapped license plates/hang-tags may use handicap spaces without prior authorization from the Bailey Health Center. Students seeking a handicap parking assignment must apply at the Bailey Health Center. Only after authorization is given by the Bailey Health Center and the Public Safety Office issues a special permit would you be allowed to park in a handicap space. Parking in a handicap parking space cannot be appealed unless the above criteria are met.

Unidentified violator’s vehicles license plates will be traced to determine ownership. Owners/drivers in violation will be contacted and held responsible for payments of initial fines and license plate tracing cost.

Tow-Away Policy: Vehicles parked in Red Tow-Away Zones will be ticketed and an automatic fine of $50, plus towing cost and daily storage cost will be assessed. Also, any vehicle that is parked in such a manner as to obstruct campus roadways or sidewalks may be towed. Any vehicle parked on campus in a manner that creates a hazard or impedes traffic flow may be towed at the discretion of the Public Safety office. Abandoned vehicles may be towed at the discretion of Public Safety. Owners/operators of illegally parked vehicles towed from the campus are responsible for the payment of towing fees and storage fees.

In the event your vehicle is towed from the campus, contact Public Safety to obtain information regarding its recovery. The tow-away policy is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Regulations

The purpose of the Lafayette College Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations are

  • to assure maximum safety and protection of life and property on Lafayette College roads and walkways;
  • to assure maximum use of campus roadways and parking facilities for Lafayette College students, staff, and visitors; and
  • to assure access to all parts of the campus for service and emergency vehicles.

The operation of motor vehicles on campus roadways and the registering of motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining parking permits to park in College-controlled parking lots, are to be considered privileges and not rights of individuals. Lafayette College reserves the right to deny or revoke such privileges at any time to any and all persons who fail to adhere to these regulations.

Vehicle Registration

All students may apply to register a motor vehicle. Seniors and juniors will be assigned on-campus if your housing assignment is on campus.  If  you reside in off-campus housing, you must register for a free Public Safety parking sticker and register with the City of Easton. Sophomore and first-year students will be assigned to the Forks Town Center Lot on a “first come, first serve” basis, depending on availability.

All students who have possession of a motor vehicle while attending Lafayette must register that vehicle with Public Safety regardless of where it will be parked. Having possession of a motor vehicle is interpreted as extending from the time the student arrives in the Easton area for the purpose of assuming student status until he or she legally becomes the responsibility of his or her parents or guardian after leaving the campus.

Students owning/operating motor vehicles at the College shall apply for registration within 24 business hours after arrival on campus at Public Safety, Room 11, Marquis Hall. Registration is required of all students, both resident and nonresident.

Medical approvals shall be granted by the College physician for sophomore and first-year students seeking an on-campus parking space.

An applicant will be required to produce his/her state driver’s license and state motor vehicle registration certificate at the time they receive his/her sticker and parking assignment.

The fee charged for registration and a parking assignment on Lafayette College property is $385 per academic year. The fee charged for sophomore and first-year students assigned to Forks Town Center Lot is $210 per academic year. All students residing on campus who own, operate, or maintain motor vehicles while attending the College, reside off campus in College-owned residences with parking lots (McKelvy House, Hamilton House, and 511 College Ave.), and full-time commuting students are required to register and pay the $385 parking fee. On-campus parking assignments will be issued to registered students residing on campus as near as possible to their place of residence. Those students assigned to the McKelvy House and Hamilton House lots will not have the privilege of driving to the campus and parking on campus lots from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Commuting students also will be assigned to the Markle or Sullivan Road parking lots. Students residing one or more miles from the campus are considered commuting students.

Students residing in off-campus housing units, both College-owned or privately-owned housing, who must park on City streets, also are required to register their motor vehicles at Public Safety. No registration fee is charged. You must pick up your sticker at the Office of Public Safety and display it on the left section of the rear bumper. Failure to do so will result in being charged $50 for failure to register. This fine will automatically be billed to your account.

Individually numbered parking stickers will be issued to each approved applicant. Stickers are to be affixed to the left section of the rear bumper. Replacement stickers will be issued free of charge.

All parking stickers remain the property of Lafayette College. Acceptance of stickers from the College acknowledges an understanding of the Motor Vehicle Regulations and the registrant’s responsibility for adherence thereto.

No person shall falsely apply for a motor vehicle parking assignment at the College. Such false application will be reported to the Dean of Students for further investigation and disciplinary action.

Failure to register a motor vehicle at the College is a violation of College regulations for which the fine is $50. Also, failure to display the College-issued parking sticker is also a violation of College regulations for which the fine is $50.

Students who are not eligible to bring motor vehicles to the Easton area will be subject to fines and disciplinary action if they bring motor vehicles to the area.

Lafayette College remains free of all liability for loss of the vehicle registered and the loss of any of its contents and for damages to the vehicle except that caused by Lafayette College equipment under the direct control of Lafayette College agents and employees.

All students will be held responsible for the violations of any vehicle registered to any members of their immediate families or their guests. Overnight visitors must obtain a free temporary permit from the Office of Public Safety to park on Markle Parking Deck or the Sullivan Road Parking Deck. Daytime visitors may use the short-term visitor parking in front of Markle Hall and the Markle Parking Deck.

Policies

Parking assignments are enforced Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and each registrant is expected to park where he/she is assigned. If your assigned lot is full, use the Markle Parking Deck or Sullivan Garage and report the condition immediately to the Public Safety Department. Two- or three-wheeled motorized vehicles may be parked only in specific parking areas on campus and may be driven only on specific campus roads.

At no time may vehicles be parked in unauthorized and prohibited areas such as Red Tow-Away Zones, Yellow No Parking Zones, on lawns and walkways, or in a manner that constitutes double parking, the blocking of walkways, roadways, or fire hydrants, etc.

At no time may vehicles park in faculty residence spaces or handicap spaces without a proper handicap permit. Also, vehicles may not park in spaces reserved for the Bailey Health Center staff, as those areas are reserved at all times.

Lafayette College reserves the right to alter parking assignments on a permanent or temporary basis when new construction, major repairs, and emergency situations require such changes.

No persons shall abandon a motor vehicle of any kind on College property. Should any vehicle parked on campus become disabled, the owner/driver of that vehicle shall report the condition to Public Safety immediately. Vehicles requiring repairs shall be tended to by the owner/driver within 24 hours. Vehicles parked under the above-stated regulations for more than 48 hours will be towed away and stored at the expense of the owner/driver.

Public Safety

Lafayette College
11 Marquis Hall
730 Sullivan Road
Easton, PA 18042-1768

(610) 330-5330 Non-Emergency
(610) 330-4444 Emergency

Anonymous Tip Hotline

The College has a toll-free Anonymous Tip Hotline (1-800-539-6085) for reporting misconduct by any College employee. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day. The Hotline may be used for reporting ethical, compliance, or other concerns that the caller wishes to bring to the attention of the College. The Hotline is not designed for reporting emergencies. If the situation being reported is urgent or emergent, please call The College’s Office of Public Safety immediately at
(610)330-4444.

Services for the hotline are provided by The Network, an independent company that provides similar services for companies worldwide. The Network answers all calls and records the information necessary to initiate an investigation of the reported activity. The Network representatives will provide a case tracking number to the caller for tracking the status of the investigation. Calls may be made anonymously.