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Parking permits are required to park on Benedictine University property. The University Police will patrol parking lots and issue citations for infractions of the parking regulations. Vehicles may be immobilized or towed for repeated violations. The following is a brief list of parking infractions:
Parking permits are free and required for parking in all lots, except the Krasa Student Center parking lot and parking garage. There are four categories of parking permits: Faculty/Staff, Resident, Commuter and Visitor. They must be displayed from the rear view mirror of your vehicle.
From November 15 - April 15, the University's Snow and Ice Management Plan is in effect. If there is a snow event with accumulations of two inces or more, Residents students must relocate their vehicles to the Parking Garage or the Neuzil/Rice parking lot for overnight parking to allow Facilities Management to remove snow from University parking lots. If your vehicle has not been relocated it is subject to a citation and towing at the owner's expense.
Since Benedictine University is a self-contained campus and private property, University Police enforce traffic laws to protect the campus community, reduce the risk of vehicular accidents, increase 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 as municipal police and focus primarily on safety-related violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
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 within 15 days of receiving appeal denial letter.
Fines may be paid by check in the Business Office in the Lownik Enrollment Services Center. Checks should be made payable to Benedictine University.
Traffic violations on College Road and Maple Avenue resulting in a citation require fines to be paid to the State of Illinois through the DuPage County Clerk. Some citations may also require a court appearance.
The Benedictine University Citation Appeals Board is composed of three students, staff, faculty (nine members) and a non-voting police representative who chairs the board as an advisor.
Board members may serve from one to four years. To become a board member, you must complete an application in the University Police office. Once an opening on the board is available, University Police will contact you.
Motorists who receive a parking or traffic citation on campus may appeal the citation by completing an appeal form stating their reason for appeal, attaching their citation and returning it to the University Police office or by completing the Parking Citation Appeal form (PDF). (You must include all information on the form or it will not be processed and the citation will stand.)