Parking permits are required to park on Benedictine University Property. University Police patrol the parking lots and issue citations for infractions of the parking regulations. Vehicles may be immobilized or towed for repeated violations. The following is a breif list of parking infractions:
Parking citations may be appealed through the Parking Appeals Board. This board is comprised of students and staff members of the University. This board encourages students to take an active role in governing themselves.
Board members may serve from 1 to 4 years. The board is chaired by a non-voting police officer who informs the board of parking regulations and University policies.
To file an appeal, simply go to the Appeals Board page of this website or pickup an appeal form at the Benedictine University Police Department.
Since Benedictine University is a self contained campus and private property, University Police enforce traffic laws to protect the campus community, reduce risk of vehicle crashes, raise safety for pedestrians and maintain an orderly traffic flow in and around campus Illinois Statute 1020-1, University Police also enforce traffic laws on College Road and Maple Avenue.
University Police enforce all the same traffic laws that municipal police do. University Police focus primarily on safety related violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Some of the violations you may receive a citation for are:
University Police enforce traffic and parking regulations for all persons who come to the University through the use of the Law Enforcement Access Data System. Non University affiliated motorists who fail to pay their fines will be billed as a collection action. All fines should be paid within (15) days of receiving the citation or letter stating that your appeal has been denied.
Fines may be paid by check at Ben Central in the Krasa Student Center on the main floor. Checks should be made payable to Benedictine University.
Traffic Violations on College road and Maple avenue, where a citation is issued, require fines to be paid to the State of Illinois through the DuPage County Clerk. Some citations may require a court appearance.
The Benedictine University Citation Appeals Board is comprised of students, staff and a non-voting police representative who chairs the board as an advisor.
Board members may serve from 1 to 4 years. To become a board member you must fill out an application in the University Police office. Once an opening on the board is available, University Police will contact you in regards to serving on the Appeals Board.
Motorists on campus who receive a parking or traffic citation may appeal that citation by filling out an appeal form, stating their reason for appeal, attaching their citation and returning it to the University Police Office or fill out the online Appeal Form at the left.(You must include all information on the form or it will not be processed and the citation will stand.)