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VEHICLES/BICYCLES ON CAMPUS:
Vehicle use on the WBC campus encompasses the need for policies that help protect the safety and welfare of all persons. Persons using vehicles or pedestrians walking on the campus need to be aware of these policies and other factors that affect safety. The following policies state the regulations for campus vehicle use: 

Registration of Vehicles         
  • All vehicles used by students and employees on campus property must be registered with the Office of Student Affairs.         
  • When vehicles are registered, students purchase a parking decal for $50.00 per academic year. The decal must be displayed on the front window, lower corner of the driver's side. The decal must be in plain view from the street, and readable. A decal placed on a motorcycle must be placed on an easily located and accessible area of the motorcycle. Lost or unreadable decals must be replaced at the registrant's own expense for a replacement decal. Replacement decals are $10.00, and may be purchased in the Student Affairs Office. 
  • Failure to purchase and properly display a decal will result in a fine.         
  • The following information is REQUIRED when registering a vehicle for a decal:
    • Student Name, Resident or Commuter, Will you have a vehicle on campus?, Vehicle manufacturer, Vehicle Model, Vehicle Year, Vehicle Color, License Plate Number, License Plate State          
  • Students must renew vehicle registration and purchase new decals annually.
  • Employees' vehicle registration is valid for the duration of employment.         
  • The name appearing on the registration form is held responsible for all non-moving violations.
  • Drivers of vehicles are held responsible for moving violations in accordance with state and local statutes.         
  • Special or temporary parking tags are available in the Office of Student Affairs to those persons who need to use another vehicle, temporarily, are registered in the summer term, or have physical limitations. There is no charge for these permits.
  • A "Failure to Register Vehicle" FINE will be issued to any student who fails to provide ALL REQUIRED registration information.
  • A "Failure to Transfer Registration" FINE will be issued to any student who fails to transfer registration in the following circumstances:
    • Ownership of the vehicle changes.
    • Vehicle registrant changes status (e.g., resident to commuter, etc.)
    • Vehicle registrant is not eligible for privileges
    • ANY information on the registration form changes             
  • If driving a different vehicle on campus temporarily (e.g., if his/her vehicle is being repaired, and he/she is driving a parent's vehicle), the student MUST obtain a "Temporary Parking Permit" (free of charge) from the Office of Student Affairs. Failure to do so will result in a FINE.

Bicycle Policy

All bicycles used by students on campus must be registered with the Office of Student Affairs. Bicycles on campus are subject to the following policy:              

  • The following information is required for bicycle registration: Make and model, Color, and Serial Number     
  • A parking decal is required at a cost of $5. The decal must be affixed to the top of the frame of the bicycle. Decals are available in the Office of Student Affairs.     
  • Bicycles must be parked and locked in campus bicycle racks. Bicycle racks are located behind the Men’s Residence Hall, behind the Women’s Residence Hall on the concrete pad in front of the apartments, and on the North side of the Maddox Center.     
  • Bicycles are legally considered a vehicle and riders must observe the same regulations as for automobiles.
VIOLATIONS OF BICYCLE POLICY
Students are expected to follow the policy outlined above. Any violations of the policy will result in a $20.00 fine per offense.
  • Violations include but are not limited to the following:     
    • Failure to register a bicycle.     
    • Failure to purchase a decal.     
    • Removal of the required decal.     
    • Parking a bicycle somewhere other than a campus rack.     
    • Failure to lock a bicycle.     
    • Abandoning a bicycle over the summer.
    • Bicycles shall not be ridden on sidewalks or any area not designated for vehicles.
  • Students should not loan their bicycles to other students for any reason.
  • Bicycles that do not have a decal will be picked up and placed into storage for a period of 15 days and may be reclaimed for $20 through the Office of Campus Safety. After 15 days, any unclaimed bicycles and/or bicycles abandoned on campus over the summer become the property of Williams Baptist College.
Abandoned/Confiscated Bicycles
  • Students should not loan their bicycles to other persons for any reason.
  • Bicycles will be confiscated and stored for a period of 15 days for the following reasons:
    • No decal
    • Illegally parked
    • Abandoned bicycle - A bicycle is considered abandoned if it is not registered with a valid campus parking permit and is inoperative or partially dismantled, or if it is parked on college property for more than one week without authorization.
  • Within that 15 day period, confiscated bicycles may be reclaimed by paying a $20.00 fine in the Office of Student Affairs.
    • Upon notification from the Office of Student Affairs that the fine is paid, the Office of Campus Safety shall return the bicycle to the registered owner.
    • Proof of fine payment and current registration is required to reclaim a confiscated bicycle.
  • After 15 days, any unclaimed and/or abandoned bicycles on campus become the property of Williams Baptist College, and are to be disposed of at the discretion of the Dean of Students and/or Director of Campus Safety.
PARKING
Parking areas on campus are designated to resident students, commuter students, and faculty/staff. Persons are expected to park in areas designated according to their status. All residence hall students are to leave their cars and/or motorcycles, parked in their own residence hall parking lot while on campus.

Illegally Parked Vehicle:
For the purposes of defining and enforcing all parking rules on the WBC Campus, an Illegally Parked vehicle shall be defined as a vehicle which is stopped, temporarily or longer, in any location not designated as:
    • A legal parking space for that vehicle, or
    • A traffic control (e.g., STOP sign, crosswalk, etc.), whether the vehicle is occupied by persons or not.
  • Resident student parking spaces are marked with yellow parallel lines.
  • Commuter student parking spaces are marked with white parallel lines.
  • Faculty and staff spaces are marked with blue parallel lines.
  • Except as provided below, students MAY NOT PARK in any space or location that is not designated for them, either by painted lines or signs.
  • A Campus Parking Map is available at www.wbcoll.edu/parkingmap
RESIDENT STUDENTS MAY PARK ONLY IN THESE AREAS (Yellow parallel lines):
  • Residence Hall parking lots
  • Fulbright Ave. (street in front of the Administration Building and Southerland Hall)
  • Baseball, Softball and Wrestling parking lots during athletic practices and games (NOT IN SPACES AT THE NORTH END OF THE GYM ON FRAZIER ST.)
  • Exceptions (Resident students MAY park at the following locations between 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.):
    • Parking lot BEHIND Sloan Center and Student Center
      • Student athletes and Work study students who need to enter the Southerland Mabee Center may do so from this parking lot.
    • Marked Commuter student parking spaces on Carter Ln. (street between Manley Chapel and Carter Field House)
    • Marked Commuter student parking spaces on Frazier St. (parking spaces at the north end of the Gym)
  • Resident Students MAY NOT park in any other location, even if they have been allowed to at a previous time.
COMMUTER STUDENTS MAY PARK ONLY IN THESE AREAS (White parallel lines):
  • Moore St. (street behind the Maddox Center, Sloan Center, Student Center)
  • Midkiff Ln., (street in front of the Maddox Center, Sloan Center, Student Center and the Southerland Mabee Center)
  • Fulbright Ave. (street in front of the Administration Building and the Library) *NOTE: these lines are yellow, but Commuters may park there.
  • Carter Ln. (street between Manley Chapel and Carter Field House)
  • Parking lot BEHIND Sloan Center and Student Center
  • First St. (small parking area near Cash/Wilson Hall)
  • Frazier St. (spaces at the north end of the gym)
  • Commuter Students MAY NOT park in any other location, even if they have been allowed to at a previous time.
RESIDENT AND COMMUTER STUDENTS MAY NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AT ANY TIME:
  • Wharton Street (street in front of Cash/Wilson Halls)
  • McClellan Dr. (street in front of Cafeteria and Post Office)
  • Driveways and crosswalks
  • Grassy areas and other non-designated parking areas such as sidewalks
  • Yellow or red curbs
  • In any yellow, white, red, or blue striped area.
  • In any Handicap Parking space: To use these spaces requires the clear display of a valid ADA (handicap) placard or license plate.
  • In any area indicated by "No Parking"
  • Within 15 feet of any fire hydrant
  • In any space marked by blue lines or signs indicating Faculty or Staff parking (e.g., the three blue-line spaces in front of Southerland Hall)
  • In any space, area, or street that is not specifically designated for parking for that student's status as a Resident or Commuter.
FACULTY AND STAFF:
  • Any street on campus, in any legal parking space marked by painted blue, yellow, or white lines.
ADDITIONAL PARKING RULES:
  • Wrestling, Softball, and Baseball athletes may drive to their respective venues (fields, Miller Building) for practice and games/matches.
  • Students/Faculty/Staff may not back into a parking space to park. All vehicles are to be pulled into parking spaces. This applies to both diagonal and parking lot spaces. This allows visibility of parking decals from the street or lane, and helps prevent blocked sidewalks.
  • Vehicles should be parked within marked spaces and shall not be moved from building to building. Parallel parked cars shall have the right tire facing the right hand curb.
  • PLEASE NOTE! STUDENTS DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP PERSON(S) OR SUPPLIES IN ANY LOCATION NOT DESIGNATED AS A LEGAL PARKING SPACE FOR THAT VEHICLE IS CONSIDERED ILLEGAL PARKING.
    • This is a NO TOLERANCE policy.
    • Locations for this violation include but are not limited to:
      • Staff parking spaces directly in front of Southerland Hall Lobby
      • Anywhere on Wharton St. (street in front of Cash/Wilson Halls)
      • Anywhere on McClellan Dr. (street in front of Cafeteria and Post Office
STATE, LOCAL AND CAMPUS STATUTES AND RULES   
  • All statutes of College City, Lawrence County, and the State of Arkansas should be observed. These include, but are not limited to laws for speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence.     
  • Tampering with speed limit and other signs placed on campus by municipal, county or WBC officials may result in criminal charges.     
  • Violators of State and local statutes will be monitored by college and city personnel and reported to local law enforcement officials. Campus Safety officials may issue a Code of Conduct violation to any student observed driving in an unsafe manner, speeding, etc.    
  • The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has full authority to enforce state and municipal statutes.     
  • Prosecution for violations on state and local laws is through the City of Walnut Ridge and Lawrence County courts.