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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2013

Oregon University System, Southern Oregon University, Chapter 573

Rule Caption: Code of Student Conduct

Adm. Order No.: SOU 2-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-20-2013

Certified to be Effective: 6-20-13

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2013

Rules Amended: 573-076-0040, 573-076-0050, 573-076-0060, 573-076-0070, 573-076-0080, 573-076-0090, 573-076-0100, 573-076-0110, 573-076-0120, 573-076-0130

Subject: Southern Oregon University’s published expectations for the conduct of its students, as well as processes and procedures for adjudicating matters in which students are alleged to have violated prohibited student conduct. Revisions are made to this document on an annual basis to bring it into compliance with legislation, organizational change, and nationally-recognized practices.

Rules Coordinator: Treasa Sprague—(541) 552-6319

573-076-0040

Oversight and Administration

(1) When it appears that a student has violated one or more University policies, the University intervenes with a process designed to resolve the issue and ensure that future problems do not arise. The Office of Student Affairs coordinates the procedures associated with response to student conduct issues. The responsibilities of the office include:

(a) Receipt of information about alleged policy violations (typically from Campus Public Safety reports, Residence Hall incident reports, and/or reports from other students)

(b) Determination of the policies that appear to have been violated.

(c) Interviewing and advising parties involved in student conduct proceedings.

(d) Training and advising conduct officers and conduct boards.

(e) Conducting hearings.

(f) Reviewing the decisions of conduct boards.

(g) Maintenance of all student conduct records.

(h) Development of procedures for conflict resolution.

(i) Monitoring of educational sanctions.

(j) Collection and dissemination of research and analysis concerning student conduct.

(2) Director of Student Development and Support Services (Director) or designee determines who will hear each allegation of student misconduct.

(3) The Director may designate an arbiter for disputes within the student community which do not involve a violation of University policy. All parties must agree to arbitration, and to be bound by the decision with no opportunity to appeal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0050

Conduct Officers and Conduct Boards

In matters of alleged violations of this code, the Director or designee will determine the appropriate forum for hearings proceedings outlined in this code. The University maintains an active pool of faculty, administrators, and specially trained students for the purpose of hearing and resolving student conduct allegations. Hearings or other proceedings outlined in this Code may be held before the following individuals or boards:

(1) Peer Review Board: Generally consisting of no fewer than three trained SOU students, a peer review board will primarily hear allegations involving disruption of community standards, and may also act as a mediating body for disputes that occur outside the scope of this code.

(2) University Review Board: Consisting of at least one faculty member, one administrator, and one student. A University review board will primarily hear allegations that involve faculty or staff members as victims, or other allegations deemed appropriate by the Director or designee.

(3) Academic Misconduct Review Board: Consisting of at least two faculty and two trained students. An academic misconduct review board will hear allegations of academic misconduct as outlined in the Prohibited Conduct section of this code.

(4) Conduct Conference: The Director or designee may hear allegations in a one-to-one format where appropriate.

(5) Sexual Misconduct Review Board: Consisting of specially trained faculty and administrators. The Sexual Misconduct Review Board will hear all allegations of sexual misconduct as outlined in the Prohibited Conduct section of this code.

(6) At the discretion of the Director or designee, cases involving assault, intimidation, or other matters posing an immediate threat to the campus community, may be heard by the Director or designee, independent of conduct board action.

(7) Student members of any conduct board who are charged with any violation of this Code or with a criminal offense may be suspended from their conduct positions by the Director or designee until a final resolution of the situation is obtained. Students found responsible for any such violation or offense may be disqualified from any further participation in the University conduct system by the Director or designee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0060

Conduct Referrals and Hearing Procedures

(1) Any person may refer a student or a student group or organization suspected of violating University policy to the Office of Student Affairs. Persons making such referrals are required to provide information pertinent to the situation and will normally be expected to provide an incident report and written statement, and/or appear at a hearing as the complainant. The hearing format for resolution will be selected at the discretion of the Director or designee.

(2) The Director or designee may conduct an investigation (or request conduct of an investigation by other University officials) to determine if the allegations have merit and/or if they can be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the Director or designee. Such disposition shall be final and there shall be no subsequent proceedings. If the charges cannot be disposed of by mutual consent, the Director or designee will proceed with a hearing.

(3) All allegations of misconduct are presented to the accused student in written form. The notification includes the date or date range, location, and description of the prohibited conduct relevant to the alleged violation. A time is set for a hearing, not less than three (3) calendar days and not more than fifteen (15) calendar days after the student has been notified. Minimum and maximum time limits for scheduling of hearings may be extended at the discretion of the Director or designee based on the academic calendar or at the written request of the accused student.

(4) Hearings are conducted according to the following guidelines:

(a) Hearings are conducted in private, unless both the accused student(s) and the complainant(s) agree to an open hearing.

(b) Admission of any person to the hearing is at the discretion of the Director or designee.

(c) In hearings involving more than one accused student, the Director or designee may permit the hearings concerning each student to be conducted separately.

(d) The complainant and the accused may be accompanied by an advisor. The complainant and/or the accused is responsible for presenting his or her own information. Comments from advisors may be requested from the Director or Designee facilitating the hearing.

(e) The complainant, the accused, and the conduct officer/board have the privilege of presenting witnesses, subject to questioning by the conduct officer/board.

(f) Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements may be accepted for consideration by a conduct officer/board at the discretion of the Director or designee.

(g) All procedural questions are subject to the final decision of the Director or designee.

(h) After the hearing, the accused student is dismissed and the conduct officer or board (by majority vote) determines whether the student is responsible for each alleged policy violation.

(i) The conduct officer/board’s determination is made on the basis of whether it is “more likely than not” that the accused student violated the policy(ies).

(j) Not more than ten (10) working days following the hearing, the accused student is notified in writing of the decision and its rationale, including any sanction(s) imposed, and the opportunity to appeal the decision.

(k) There is a record of all hearings before a hearing board, consisting of an audio recording and all written documentation including notes taken during the hearing. The record is the property of the University and is maintained in the Office of Student Affairs.

(l) Except in the case of a student accused of violating the “failure to comply with directives” policy by not appearing before a conduct board or University official, no student may be found to have violated the policy(ies) in question solely because the student failed to appear. In all hearings, the information in support of the allegations is presented and considered. Final decisions are based on the information available.

(5) Principles governing Honor Board decisions of alleged academic misconduct are as follows:

(a) Academic penalties (grades) are imposed only by faculty members (course instructor).

(b) Because academic misconduct is a policy violation, disciplinary penalties (probation, suspension, or dismissal) may be imposed only by the Director or designee, upon recommendation from the Academic Misconduct Review Board, or when the Board cannot meet, upon recommendation from the faculty member.

(6) Sexual Misconduct Review Board hearings are conducted in accordance with guidelines established in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0070

Sanctions

(1) A disciplinary sanction is an educational tool designed to send a clear message regarding violation of University policy. Sanctions relate to the nature of the violation, with stronger sanctions imposed for more aggravated or repeated misconduct. Sanctions of probation, suspension, and dismissal require the approval of the Director or designee.

(2) The following sanctions may be imposed when a student is found responsible for policy violation(s):

(a) Warning: A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated University policy.

(b) Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

(c) Fines: Previously established and published fines may be charged to a student’s account.

(d) Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

(e) Discretionary Sanctions: Work assignments, research, apology letters, service to the University, or other related discretionary assignments.

(f) Educational classes to be paid by fee assessed to violator. Fee may be paid directly or through community restitution.

(g) Conditional Disciplinary Probation: A written reprimand which places the student’s participation in University activities in a provisional status. Probation may exclude the student from participation in co-curricular activities in which the student represents the University (e.g. varsity athletics and club sports, elected student office, debate, musical and dramatic groups). Probation may include mandatory counseling and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student further violates University regulation(s) during the probationary period.

(h) Residence Hall Suspension: Separation of the student from the residence halls for a stated period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Because the University maintains a one year residency requirement, a residence hall suspension may result in a suspension from the University, if the student has not completed the one year residency requirement. Conditions for readmission may be specified. The student may be issued a written trespass notice from one or more residence halls for the duration of the suspension.

(i) Residence Hall Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls. The student will be issued a written trespass notice from all residence halls at the time of the expulsion.

(j) Eviction from University Housing: Removal from any University owned or operated housing other than the residence halls. The student will be issued a written trespass notice from all University housing at the time of the eviction.

(k) Unconditional Probation: Immediate invocation of University suspension if additional violation(s) of University policies occur during a specified period of time. Unconditional Probation also includes the provisions of a disciplinary probation.

(l) University Suspension: Separation of the student from the University for a specific period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. At the discretion of the Director or designee, a University trespass order is in effect for the period of the suspension. A suspension may be deferred to the end of a term at the discretion of the Director or designee.

(m) University Dismissal: Permanent separation of the student from the University.

(3) The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:

(a) Those sanctions listed above.

(b) Deactivation—Loss of all privileges, including University recognition, for a specified period of time.

(4) Interim Suspension—In certain circumstances, the Director or designee may impose a University or residence hall suspension prior to the hearing.

(a) Interim suspension may be imposed only:

(A) To ensure the comfort, safety, and well being of members of the University community or preservation of University property and/or;

(B) To ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well being and/or;

(C) If the student poses a definite threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University.

(b) During the interim suspension, the student is denied access to the campus (including classes) and all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Director or designee may determine to be appropriate.

(5) More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.

(6) Other than University dismissal, disciplinary sanctions are not made part of the student’s permanent academic record, but are part of the student’s confidential disciplinary record.

(7) Where sanctions involve the separation of the responsible student from University housing, the student is accountable for all financial penalties or other conditions as outlined in the residential housing contract.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0080

Appeals

(1) A decision may be appealed within ten (10) working days of the date of the decision letter to the Associate Provost. Such appeals must be in writing and must be delivered by mail or email.

(2) An appeal is limited to one or more of the following purposes:

(a) To determine whether the original hearing was conducted fairly in light of the allegations and information presented and in conformity with the procedures outlined in this Code.

(b) To determine whether the decision reached regarding the accused student was based on substantial information, that is, whether the facts were sufficient to establish that a violation of University policy occurred under the “more likely than not” standard.

(c) To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate for the violation(s) which the student was found to have committed.

(d) To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.

(3) If an appeal is granted, this written decision will be communicated to the original conduct officer/ board for action, if appropriate.

(4) In cases of sexual misconduct, the complainant or victim may appeal the decision and sanctions according to the standard outlined above.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0090

Student Groups and Organizations

(1) Student groups and organizations may be charged with violations of University policy.

(2) A student group or organization and its officers may be held collectively or individually responsible when violations of policy by those associated with the group or organization have received the tacit or overt consent or encouragement of the group or organization or of the group’s or organization’s leaders, officers, or spokespersons.

(3) The student officers or leaders or any identifiable spokespersons for a student group or organization may be directed by the Director or designee to take action to prevent or end violations by the group or organization. Failure to make reasonable efforts to comply with any resulting directives shall be considered a violation of University policy, both by the officers, leaders, or spokespersons for the group or organization and by the group or organization itself.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0100

Parent and Guardian Notification

(1) A fundamental goal of the University is to support students’ independence and maturity, in part by encouraging them to assume responsibility for their own educational and personal matters. The University also encourages students and parents or guardians to communicate directly, regularly, and openly with each other about issues of mutual concern.

(2) Under laws and policies that govern the privacy rights of students, Southern Oregon University has the authority and reserves the right to contact parents or guardians of dependent students about a variety of serious matters and the parents or guardians of all students in certain emergencies regarding imminent serious injury or life or death situations. Parental or guardian notification may occur under the following circumstances:

(a) Hospital visits for alcohol poisoning or drug overdose;

(b) Behavior or circumstances which put the student at an imminent safety risk, including repeated or alarming levels of prohibited substance abuse;

(c) Serious mental health concerns.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0110

Disciplinary Files and Records

(1) The formal hearing process prompts creation of a disciplinary file in the Office of Student Affairs. The file contains information related to the incident as well as the following:

(a) Any written statements from earlier documents bearing the name of the student violator which have been maintained at the residence hall level.

(b) Copies of letters regarding prior disciplinary matters.

(c) Any subsequent correspondence related to the case.

(d) Materials related to sanctions.

(e) Other reports at the discretion of the Director or designee.

(2) Accused students involved in disciplinary processes may review the contents of this confidential file (to the extent that the materials therein do not compromise the confidentiality of other students, faculty or staff), and may contest in writing anything in the file.

(3) Disciplinary records of students will be destroyed pursuant to the Oregon University System retention schedule governing institutional records. Prior access is granted to students who have requested access before the records are destroyed, and the State Archivist is empowered to order the retention of some categories of records.

(4) Student conduct files are maintained permanently in the event of dismissal.

(5) Student conduct records of students who have not yet responded to allegations will remain active. Once they have responded, the records are retained in accordance with the procedures above.

(6) Student conduct records may be voided by the Director or designee for good cause, upon written petition of the student. Factors to be considered in review of such petitions include:

(a) The present demeanor of the student;

(b) The conduct of the student subsequent to the violation;

(c) The length of time between the violation and the request;

(d) The nature of the violation and the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from it.

(7) Disciplinary files are treated as “education records” under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and may be viewed only by those who “need to know” such information in the conduct of their official duties, as determined by the Director or designee. Otherwise, content of the file may be released to others only with consent of the student whose name is on the file.

(8) A maximum delay of forty-five (45) days is authorized in granting access to education records involving students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0120

Interpretation and Revision

(1) Any question of interpretation regarding this Code and University Policy must be referred to the Director or designee for final determination.

(2) This Code and University policies are reviewed annually under the direction of the Director or designee, who consults with students, faculty, and staff as appropriate.

(3) Changes to the Code recommended through this consultative process are subject to approval by the Executive Council of the University.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-076-0130

Prohibited Conduct

(1) Academic Misconduct. University Statement on Academic Misconduct: Each student’s education is the product of his or her own intellectual effort and engagement in a process of critical exchange. Breaches of academic integrity compromise the overall quality of scholarship, and detract from the value of the SOU degree. The University must respond to any act of academic misconduct to honor and protect responsible citizenship, both globally and within the University community. Prohibited academic conduct is as follows:

(a) Acts of academic misconduct involve the use or attempted use of any method that enables a student to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her academic work and are prohibited.

(b) Academic misconduct with respect to examinations includes but is not limited to copying from the work of another, allowing another student to copy from one’s own work, unauthorized use of crib notes during exam time, arranging for another person to substitute in taking an examination, or giving or receiving unauthorized information prior to or during the examination.

(c) Academic misconduct with respect to written or other types of assignments includes but is not limited to:

(A) Failure to acknowledge the ideas or words of another that have been intentionally taken from any published or unpublished source;

(B) Placing one’s name on papers, reports, or other documents that are the work of another individual;

(C) Flagrant misuse of the assistance provided by another in the process of completing academic work, or the submission of unacceptably similar work resulting from inappropriate collaboration or assistance.

(D) Submission of the same paper or project for separate courses without prior authorization by faculty members;

(E) Fabrication, alteration, or other manipulation of data; or

(F) Knowingly aiding in or inciting the academic dishonesty of another.

(d) Academic dishonesty with respect to intellectual property includes but is not limited to theft, alteration, or destruction of the academic work of other members of the community, or of the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the University and is prohibited.

(2) Deliberate Acts of Dishonesty. In general, acts of dishonesty are prohibited. Such acts may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Furnishing false and/or misleading information to any University or community official, faculty member, administrative office, or conduct body;

(b) Forgery, alteration, and/or misuse of any University record, document, or instrument of identification;

(c) Bribery and/or coercion;

(d) Fraud and/or other misrepresentation.

(3) Animal Control

(a) The following animal-related behavior is prohibited:

(A) Inhumane or cruel treatment of animals on University premises;

(B) Bringing any animal inside a University Building, with the exception of guide or service animals approved by Disability Resources, or by special permission of the Director for Student Development and Support Services;

(C) Leaving an animal unattended on University premises, even when tethered;

(D) Leaving an animal in a closed vehicle on University premises.

(b) Additionally, resident students may not own or care for pets, other than fish in approved aquaria, in campus residence halls.

(4) Controlled Substances

(a) The unlawful use, abuse, sale, purchase, transfer, possession, manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of alcohol or other drugs on University property or as part of any University activity is prohibited.

(b) Use, possession, cultivation, manufacture, promotion, sale, and/or distribution of narcotics or other controlled substances, except as expressly permitted by law, is prohibited.

(c) Use and/or possession of prescription drugs prescribed to another is prohibited.

(d) The service of alcohol to and/or consumption by any person who is under the age of 21 or is intoxicated is prohibited.

(e) Public intoxication at any age is prohibited.

(f) Intoxication to the point of incapacitation at any age is prohibited.

(g) Common source containers of alcohol, such as kegs, are prohibited on campus except with prior written permission from the Vice President for Student Affairs.

(h) Alcohol and other drugs may not be consumed in the course of any class, laboratory, or other activity at which attendance is required as part of a student’s course or degree requirements.

(5) Disorderly Conduct. Loud, aggressive, profane, abusive, drunken, and/or other behavior which disrupts or obstructs the orderly functioning of the University or disturbs the peace and/or comfort of person(s) on campus, on University owned or controlled property, or at University sponsored or supervised functions is prohibited. Exhibiting behavior that creates a concern for harm to self or others, or behavior that suggests a serious problem which is detrimental to the University and University community is prohibited.

(6) Disruption, Obstruction, or Interference. Engaging in, or inciting others to engage in the disruption, obstruction, and/or interference with of any of the following is prohibited:

(a) University student conduct proceedings;

(b) Educational activities in classrooms (both physical and online), lecture halls, campus library, laboratories, computer laboratories, theatres, or any other place where education and teaching activities take place;

(c) Classroom expectations. Disruption, obstruction, or interference includes classroom behavior, which, in the judgment of the instructor, impedes other students’ opportunity to learn and/or which interferes with class objectives. This provision includes University classes held on and off Southern Oregon University premises, including distance learning and online courses.

(d) Operations of Campus Public Safety, fire, police, emergency services, and/or residential life staff;

(e) Interference with campus safety instruments;

(f) Any student’s ability to study, learn, and/or complete academic requirements including, but not limited to: destroying, preventing, and/or limiting access to information or records;

(g) Intentionally interfering with the freedom of expression of others on University premises or at University sponsored activities;

(h) University activities, including its public service functions, whether on- or off-campus, and other non-University activities which occur on University premises.

(7) Failure to Comply

(a) Failure to comply with University regulations, state and/or federal laws, and/or the directives of University and/or community officials while acting in their duties is prohibited.

(b) Failure to comply with the conditions of the Residential Life Housing Contract is prohibited.

(c) Failure to comply with University student conduct proceedings, including rules governing hearings procedures and sanctions imposed by University student conduct officials is prohibited.

(8) Gambling. Illegal gambling or wagering on University premises, or at any official function sponsored by the University is prohibited.

(9) Harassment, Discrimination, or other Abusive Behavior

(a) Physical or written/verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct directed at a specific person, which threatens the health and safety of any person or seriously alarms or intimidates another person is prohibited.

(b) Written abuse, intimidation, or harassment through the use of Internet peer-networking sites, weblogs, or other online media which is open to the public is prohibited.

(c) Remarks, actions, or gestures which have the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, and/or offensive working, campus living, and/or academic experience due to a race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, gender identity or expression, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law is prohibited.

(d) University Statement on Hate and Bias-motivated language: The University appreciates the complexity of defining language and actions that are not acceptable in a community which values freedom of expression. All members of the SOU community must be free to hold views that others may find distressing or offensive. However, freedom of expression does not include the right to intentionally and maliciously aggravate, intimidate, ridicule, or humiliate another person.

(10) Hazing. Any act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization is prohibited.

(11) Interference with Community Standards. Verbal or physical threats and/or intimidation of a person participating in a student conduct proceeding in any capacity is prohibited. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of community standards is prohibited. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a conduct body prior to, and/or during the course of, the conduct proceeding is prohibited. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Code is prohibited.

(12) Misuse of Emergency Equipment and Procedures

(a) Tampering with, damage of, or intentional misuse of emergency devices or blocking of fire exits or other means of impeding traffic is prohibited.

(b) Use of fire escapes, ground level fire doors, fire hoses, extinguishers, and/or alarm equipment in non-emergency situations is prohibited.

(c) Failure to comply with fire drill procedures or emergency building evacuation is prohibited.

(d) Initiating a false report or warning, or the threat of fire, explosion, false fire alarm, or other emergency is prohibited.

(13) Weapons & Destructive, Chemical, and/or Incendiary Devices

(a) On-campus use, possession, storage (unless authorized), or manufacture of the following is prohibited:

(A) Firearms or other devices capable of casting a projectile;

(B) Any weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance which is designed to, or may by use, inflict injury upon another person;

(C) Explosives, bombs, or other incendiary or destructive devices;

(D) Fireworks of any kind.

(b) Attempting, committing, or aiding the intentional commission of an act which results in a fire being ignited which causes damage, or is intended to cause damage, to the property of the University, to the property of another individual, or to personal property is prohibited.

(14) Noise. Activities in violation of established quiet hours in residence halls and academic buildings or which violate local, state or federal noise ordinances is prohibited.

(15) Obstruction. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on University premises or at University-sponsored or supervised functions is prohibited.

(16) Sexual Misconduct. Sexual Misconduct is defined as any sexual contact or sexual behavior that is non-consensual and/or inflicted upon someone who is incapacitated, and/or forced, and is prohibited. Additionally, Sexual Exploitation, and Sexual Harassment are prohibited. Definitions, as outlined by the Oregon University System, are as follows:

(a) Sexual Contact means the touching of the genitalia, anus, buttocks, breasts or mouth, as well as, any contact for the purpose of sexual gratification.

(b) Sexual Behavior means any action, short of sexual contact, done for purposes of sexual gratification, and may include but is not limited to voyeurism, exposing, masturbation, frottage, and audio/video recording.

(c) Non-consensual is the absence of shared sexual permission. Shared sexual permission is clear, voluntary, non-coerced and clearly indicates a willingness to participate in sexual contact/behavior, whether through affirmative verbal responses or non-verbal communication unmistakable in meaning and given by an adult (age 18 or older). Shared sexual permission to one form of sexual contact/behavior does not operate as permission to any other or the same form of sexual contact/behavior.

(d) Incapacitation is a mental or physical condition that renders a person unable to grant consent. Incapacitation may be a state or condition resulting from the use of alcohol or other drugs, or lack of sleep, sleep, and unconsciousness. Incapacitation may also be the result of a cognitive impairment, such as a developmental disability, brain injury, or mental illness.

(e) Force includes but is not limited to physical force, violence, abuse, threat of force (direct or implied), intimidation, extortion, harassment, coercion, fraud, duress or pressure.

(f) Sexual Exploitation occurs when a person takes non-consensual, unjust or abusive advantage of another in a sexual or intimate context, for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage of anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute non-consensual sexual misconduct. Sexual exploitation includes permitting or facilitating non-consensual viewing, taking of photographs, videotaping, or audio taping of sexual or intimate activity, knowingly inflicting another person with HIV or other sexually transmitted infection, inducing incapacitation of another person with the intent to facilitate sexual misconduct against that person, and/or compelling prostitution.

(g) Sexual Harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

(A) Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment or academic advancement (explicitly or implicitly).

(B) Submission or rejection to such conduct is used as a basis for employment or academic advancement decisions, or

(C) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or learning environment; or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic, residential living, or any University-related environment.

(17) Smoking. Smoking is prohibited:

(a) In any University building;

(b) Within 25 feet of any University building;

(c) In any University vehicle;

(d) In any other designated areas.

(18) Stalking. Stalking is a pattern of repeated harassment by unwanted attention and/or contact, and is prohibited. Stalking includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Following or lying in wait for the victim

(b) Repeated unwanted, intrusive, and frightening contact from the perpetrator by phone, mail, email, etc.

(c) Damaging the victims property

(d) Making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim, the victim’s children, relatives, friends, or pets

(e) Repeatedly sending the victim unwanted gifts.

(f) Harassment through the Internet, known as “cyberstalking,” “online stalking,” or “Internet stalking.”

(g) Securing personal information about the victim by accessing public records, using Internet search devices, hiring private investigators, contacting friends, family, work, or neighbors, going through the victim’s garbage, following the victim, etc.

(19) Theft. Attempted or actual theft and/or damage to University property or property of students, other members of the University, or others legitimately using College property is prohibited.

(20) Vandalism or Unauthorized Use of Property. Unauthorized use and/or abuse of University property is prohibited. Such acts may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Alteration, duplication, and/or misuse of keys, University documents, or identification;

(b) Unauthorized entry into, or use of, University premises or equipment, including but not limited to camping, building a fire, or use of an unauthorized heating, cooking or electrical device.

(c) Damage, vandalism, misuse, or theft of University property, or the property of another person, group, or agency;

(e) Graffiti, which is defined as intentionally defacing public and/or private property, regardless of the purpose;

(f) Littering, which is defined as throwing, discarding, placing, or depositing items in University buildings or on University grounds, except in receptacles provided for such purposes.

(21) Unwelcome Use of Electronic Devices. Unwanted communication with another person using computers, email, cell phones, or any other digital device is prohibited. Abuse, misuse, and/or theft of computer data, equipment, and/or software, including unauthorized file-sharing and distribution of electronic materials is also prohibited.

(22) Violation of Local, State, or Federal Laws. Violation of local, state, or federal laws on or off University premises that may be reasonably expected to have a negative impact on the University or members of the University community in any form is prohibited.

(23) Violent, Threatening, Coercive, or Abusive Conduct. Examples of prohibited violence and abusive behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Slapping, punching, or otherwise physically attacking a person;

(b) A direct or implied threat of harm or hostile behavior that creates a reasonable fear of injury to another person or unreasonably subjects another individual to emotional distress;

(c) Brandishing a weapon or an object which appears to be a weapon in a threatening manner;

(d) Intimidating, threatening, or directing abusive language toward another person;

(e) Intentionally damaging University property and/or the property of a member of the SOU community or a visitor;

(f) Committing acts motivated by and/or related to racial or sexual harassment or domestic violence;

(g) Retaliation and/or harassment against a person making a report in good faith.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

 

Hist.: SOU 2-2009, f. 8-5-09 cert. ef. 8-7-09; SOU 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

Rule Caption: Parking Enforcement and Appeals

Adm. Order No.: SOU 3-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-20-2013

Certified to be Effective: 6-20-13

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2013

Rules Amended: 573-050-0015, 573-050-0016, 573-050-0025, 573-050-0030, 573-050-0040

Subject: This amendment in Div. 050 edits language to correct subsections of the rule.

Rules Coordinator: Treasa Sprague—(541) 552-6319

573-050-0015

Definitions

(1) For the purpose of these regulations, the word “parking” means any vehicle which is stopped and/or waiting, regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present, except for a vehicle immobilized by traffic control, congestion, or accident.

(2) The word “vehicle” means any type of motor-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, personal assistive mobility devices and all methods of transportation on wheels.

(3) The word “permit” as used in these regulations includes all the following:

(a) Faculty/Staff decal/hang tag.

(b) Student Commuter decal;

(c) Residence Hall decal;

(d) Motorcycle and Scooter decal;

(e) Carpool decal;

(f) Temporary Substitute permit;

(g) Weekly Parking permit;

(h) Guest Parking permit;

(i) Service Vehicle permit;

(j) Daily Parking permit.

(k) Special Permits

(4) A “decal” is the permanent permit affixed to a vehicle.

(5) The word “permit” means a valid decal or permit as recognized by the Parking Department.

(6) Service vehicles are defined as University-owned service trucks or cars, vehicles with commercial permits, or vehicles with special temporary service permits performing a service for Southern Oregon University.

(7) Delivery vehicles are defined as vehicles owned by companies doing pick-up and delivery business with the University departments or vehicles with temporary special delivery permits on pick-up and delivery business.

(8) Dangerous driving includes but is not limited to wrong way driving, high speed, spinning tires or operating a vehicle not under control.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360

Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-050-0016

Service Vehicles, Delivery Vehicles, and Loading Zones

(1) Loading Zones:

(a) Loading zones are located throughout the campus and are reserved for people loading and unloading heavy or bulky packages;

(b) Signed loading zones are limited to 30-minute occupancy;

(c) Loading zones are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted.

(2) Loading Docks:

(a) Loading docks are reserved for delivery vehicles;

(b) Under special circumstances, a private vehicle may be issued special use permission at Campus Public Safety;

(c) Loading docks are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted.

(3) Service Vehicles Spaces:

(a) Spaces are reserved for service vehicles;

(b) Under special circumstances, a private vehicle may be issued special use permission at Campus Public Safety.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360

Hist.: SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-050-0025

Vehicle Permits, Parking Areas and Fee Schedule

(1) All vehicles parked on the University campus are required to display a valid SOU permit when the posted signs require a permit. Faculty/Staff lots are posted yellow; Student Commuter lots are posted green; Resident Student lots are posted red. Parking Services can be contacted for the location where other types of permits may be obtained. Failure to display a permit may result in the issuance of a parking citation. Permits may be purchased during normal office hours at the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) located in Britt Hall. All permits are valid for the current academic year only, unless otherwise designated by Parking Services at the time of issuance; there are no open-ended permits.

(a) Permit is defined as any Parking Services sanctioned or issued permit. Examples include: decal, hangtag, guest, special, metered, temporary, courtesy*, media, or other placard or device issued or developed by Parking Services as needed to facilitate parking of vehicles on Southern Oregon University property. *(A courtesy permit refers to a Retiree, VIP, or a Volunteer.) Any misuse of these parking permits may cause them to be revoked.

(2) Parking permits and faculty/staff hangtags are serialized for use on specific vehicle(s) with a license plate designated by the purchaser at the time of purchase. Permits (decals) must be affixed outside to left-rear bumper, left-rear body, left-rear window, or rear-side window behind driver of the vehicle where visible. The adhesive on the back of the permit must be the attaching mechanism. Hangtags are to be hung from the rear-view mirror; serialized numbers facing out. Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) must be informed of changes in vehicles; re-registering the hangtags to the appropriate vehicle(s). If a vehicle is disposed of, the permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services.

(3) Parking permits may be purchased for the time period designated on the decals; generally the academic year. The academic year begins and ends in September. Parking permits purchased during the winter, spring, or summer terms are at a proportionately reduced rate.

(4) Faculty/Staff (yellow) parking permits (or hangtags) will be sold to classified employees, graduate assistants, temporary employees who are half-time or more, and faculty. Faculty/staff employees working .50 FTE or less will be eligible for a permit at a reduced rate of one-half the cost of the permit. Hangtags are issued for a three-year period. Faculty/staff hangtags are considered the first permit. They are not to be sold as a second permit. Vehicles displaying a Faculty/Staff permit (yellow) (or hangtag) are authorized to park in designated Faculty/Staff (yellow) parking areas or Student parking areas ( red parking areas or green parking areas).

(5) Student Commuter parking (green) permits will be sold to students who live off campus and wish to bring vehicles on campus. Vehicles displaying a Student Commuter permit are authorized to park in designated Student Commuter (green) parking areas.

(6) Residence Hall (red) parking permits will be sold to students living in campus residence halls. Vehicles displaying a Residence Hall permit are authorized to park in designated Residence Hall (red) parking areas.

(7) Second parking permits may be purchased for an additional vehicle if more than one vehicle will be brought to campus. The purchaser must also be the registered owner of the vehicle. Only one permit (the original or second permit) is valid in permit-required lots at a time. If both first and second permits of one person are parked in permit-required lots at the same time, both vehicles will be cited for improper permits. A second permit may not be purchased for a car if the first permit is for a vehicle used in a Residence Hall Parking area, a motorcycle, moped, or scooter.

(8) A replacement permit may be obtained for a damaged, unreadable permit or for a replacement vehicle. The replacement vehicle must be registered to the same owner as the original vehicle. The permit which is being replaced will be considered void and should be returned to Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) upon purchase of a replacement permit.

(9) Guest permits are available at Parking Services and departmental offices. Guest permits are issued for one day only. Guest permits may not be used in timed or visitor pay meter lots. Guest permits will not be valid if issued to University employees, faculty, students, buses, or vehicles displaying a valid parking permit. Guest permits will not be valid and a citation may be issued for failure to display permit if any of the following information is illegible or omitted:

(a) Both license number and make or color of vehicle;

(b) Date that permit is valid;

(c) Name and telephone extension of departmental personnel issuing the permit.

(10) Carpool parking permits will be sold for the entire school year only if the carpool meets the following criteria:

(a) The carpool must contain at least two registered participants but no more than six.

(b) No more than one vehicle from the carpool is allowed on campus at a particular time. They may not purchase a second permit. However, replacement permits are available if requirements as stated in the regulations for replacement permits are met.

(11) Temporary replacement vehicles for a vehicle with a permit may be brought on campus after obtaining a Substitute Vehicle parking permit from Parking Services. This permit is used for temporary situations of short duration (30 days or less).

(12) Special permits may be approved by Parking Services on an as-needed basis.

(13) Weekly or Daily permits, for those persons who use the campus parking facilities only intermittently, may be purchased at Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) or may be available in departments that have purchased them for use in special programs or events on campus.

(14) Courtesy (purple), parking permits are available to Emeritus Faculty only. Courtesy (purple), permits are valid for Emeritus Faculty only, not to be used by family or friends. A grandfather clause exists for employees who have already received a purple permit prior to the effective date of this rule. Volunteer board members, designated governmental officials, media representatives, and such others as deemed necessary by the President will have dated and numbered VIP hangtags to facilitate their interaction with the institution. Media representatives will receive dated and numbered hangtags. Permits may be used only for their intended purpose.

(15) Vendor or Volunteer permits may be obtained through Parking Services.

(a) Commercial permits will be sold to commercial vendors, including vending machine, video game, outside maintenance, travel, office supply, and food vendor companies, and contractors’ employees. Companies or departments can purchase a long-term permit for six months or a year. Short-term permits are available for one day or one month. Companies or departments will be billed for the permits by Parking Services.

(b) Volunteer parking permits will be sold to departments for use by volunteers. Departments can purchase long-term permits for one year, short-term permits for less than one month or term-by-term. These permits will be billed by Parking Services to the issuing department. Volunteer permits are not valid if issued to current University employees, faculty or students.

(16) Disabled parking is in accordance with ORS 811.602, 811.605, 811.606, 811.607, and 811.615. Only vehicles displaying a disabled placard or license plate issued and registered at the Motor Vehicles Division (as designated in Rule 573-050-0020) will be allowed to park in spaces posted for use by disabled persons. These vehicles must also display an SOU permit or meter permit unless otherwise posted.

(a) Temporary placards are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division for persons with qualifying temporary disabilities (as provided by ORS 811.606 and 811.640). The requirements for parking on campus apply for all disabled parking listed above.

(b) Vehicles with an appropriate disabled placard or license plate and SOU permit may park in any lot or space without incurring citations, except where the lot or space is designated for parking limited to 60 minutes or less in a parking space reserved for other vehicles, or visitor-pay meter lots.

(17) Refunds will be given for student/staff parking permits for unused academic terms, except summer term. No refunds will be given for year permits that are not used summer term. Refunds will be given upon return of the permit or fragments thereof showing the permit numbers and expiration date. Refund schedules are on file at ESC.

(18) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not guaranteed a parking space on the campus.

(19) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not exempt from timed parking restrictions. Vehicles may park in a timed space or in a metered parking space but must comply with the time limits or metered fee payment of the specific space.

(20) Mopeds, scooters, & motorcycles must have a motorcycle permit and be parked in a motorcycle parking space. If a motorcycle has a full price vehicle parking permit they may park in a vehicle space that corresponds with the color of the permit. Motorcycles may park in timed spaces that are open to the public. Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles parked in bicycle racks and on the campus grounds will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked inside University buildings will be towed at the owner’s expense.

(21) If a faculty/staff hangtag is the first legal permit, and a motorcycle is the second vehicle, a decal may be purchased at second decal rate.

(22) If, during the process of issuing a parking citation, the driver of the violating vehicle drives away from the scene, thus preventing the issuing agent from placing the citation on the vehicle, the citation will be entered into the parking system as if it had been placed on the vehicle. When a driver leaves the scene during the issuing process, this will be considered “constructive notice” of the citation.

(23) Vehicles parked facing in the direction against one-way arrows will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked on the side of street opposing direction of usual traffic flow will be cited for improper parking.

(24) Vehicles using parking lots marked “Pay Parking” are required to display the serialized meter permit purchased at each lot of this type. Failure to display the meter permit in plain view on the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard will result in a citation for failure to display a permit. There is no grace period to obtain change for the permit machine.

(25) Government Vehicles not assigned a permanent parking space may only be parked for a period of 24 hours in Faculty/Staff or Student parking spaces unless permission has been obtained from Parking Services. Vehicles may be liable for enforcement action for non-compliance.

(26) Buses may park where directed by Parking Services.

(27) Fee Schedule:

(a) Carpool, sold for entire school year only: $135 each pool.

(b) Faculty and staff decal for first-registered vehicle, fall term through summer term: $143.

(c) Faculty/staff hangtags are issued for a three-year period: $430.

(A) This fee is for a one-time purchase.

(B) Payroll deduction is available, plus applicable increases in permit fees.

(d) Student Commuter and Residence Hall decal for first-registered vehicle for only fall term through summer term: $135.

(e) Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters, one vehicle only:

(A) Fall term through summer term: $55.

(B) If motorcycles park in auto spaces, the fee is commensurate with full auto fee for the area.

(f) Second Vehicle permit: $46.

(A) Second permits will be sold only to Faculty/Staff and Commuter permit holders. Red permit holders may not purchase a second permit.

(B) One second permit is allowed for each full-price (first-registered vehicle) permit purchased.

(C) Replacement permits can be obtained only in accordance with OAR 573-050-0025(8).

(g) Replacement permits or hangtags: $29.

(h) Lost/stolen permits: $23.

(i) Departmental Reserved Parking spaces (nonrefundable): $100 over and above price for regular parking permit and a $50 fee for each subsequent sign-change after a sign is posted.

(j) Commercial permit, each vehicle:

(A) Long-term, twelve months: $187.

(B) Long-term, six months: $111.

(C) Short-term, one month: $30.

(D) Short-term, daily: $11.

(k) Weekly parking permits: $30 per week (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(l) Daily parking permits: $11 per day (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(m) Department Daily Guest Pass booklets: $46.

(n) Evening and weekend parking in designated lots: $1.

(o) Visitor pay parking in specified lots: $1 per hour (lot 12, and lot 29; in lot 1, pay $0.25 per hour). Lots 27, 30, 32, are $1.00 per visit after 6 PM and weekends.

(p) Volunteer permit:

(A) Volunteer, each vehicle, long-term, one year: $8.

(B) Volunteer, each vehicle, short-term, less than one month: $3.

(q) Handling charges:

(A) Deducting fines from payroll check: $8.

(B) Out-of-state Department of Motor Vehicles research fee: $8.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360

Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-00; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-10; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-050-0030

Driving and Parking Regulations on Campus

The Vice President for Administration and Finance, in consultation with the Transportation Planning and Parking Committee (TPPC), will designate parking areas on campus.

(1) Anyone operating a vehicle on campus will observe posted speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, and stop signs and will drive in a safe and prudent manner. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. Driving or parking vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, or motorized bicycles on sidewalks, lawns, and other areas not designated for driving, parking, or public thoroughfare is prohibited.

(2) Regulations may change from time to time. In the event of conflict between traffic signs or markings and printed regulations, the signs or markings will prevail.

(3) Vehicles shall be parked within indicated parking areas only. All lots will have permit requirements suspended during institution holidays except disabled, yellow zones, pay lots, reserved parking spaces, and restricted areas, which are enforced at all times. “Holidays” refers to the following observed state holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(4) Residence Hall (red) parking areas, and pay lots are enforced 24 hours a day except for holidays as specified in the previous paragraph. All other lots are enforced as indicted herein:

(a) Faculty/staff (yellow) enforced 6A-6P, after 6P and weekends any university permit is valid.

(b) Commuter lots (green) enforced 6A-6P, after 6P and weekends any university permit is valid. All lots are enforced 24 hours per day unless otherwise posted.

(5) Persons, departments, or schools sponsoring University-hosted or community events must contact the Parking Services event coordinator online or contact Parking Services (at the Enrollment Service Center in Britt Hall) to arrange for parking and fee payment as appropriate. Unless otherwise arranged, participants will be restricted to Lot 1 during the academic school year. Event is defined as any activity occurring on Southern Oregon University property in which the sponsors or attendees pay a fee, collectively utilize more than 5 permit area spaces, or requires services from Parking Services.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360

Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

573-050-0040

Penalties for Offenses

Multiple violations may be cited for a single incident:

(1) Failure to display valid permit: Fine $30.

(2) Fraudulent display of permit: Fine $85.

(3) Permit not affixed: Fine $25.

(4) Improper permit: Fine $20.

(5) Parking in disabled space: Maximum fine $450.

(6) Overtime parking: Fine $25.

(7) Blocking wheel chair ramp: Fine $100.

(8) Improper parking: Fine $30.

(9) Parking in reserved space: Fine $75.

(10) Blocking traffic: Fine $50.

(11) Boot vehicle: Fine $25.

(12) Abandoning a vehicle: Fine $100.

(13) A vehicle may be towed off campus property and impounded at the owner’s expense (including additional fines) under the following circumstances:

(a) Any vehicle is causing imminent danger to people or University property;

(b) Any vehicle is without a valid yellow, green, or red parking permit and has records of $100 or more in unpaid citations (may be towed or booted);

(c) Any vehicle is left parked or standing in an area not normally used for parking, including parking on a sidewalk or on grass;

(d) Any vehicle is improperly parked in a disabled space;

(e) Any vehicle is blocking traffic, another vehicle, any door or fire exit, access to any trash container, fire lane, crosswalk, driveway, or it poses any other safety hazard (may also be cited for blocking traffic);

(f) Any vehicle is determined to be abandoned on University property.

(14) Vehicles in timed parking areas may be cited when their time parked exceeds the posted time limit. The vehicle may be cited again after double the posted time limit is exceeded.

EXAMPLE: In a 30-minute parking area, a vehicle may be cited after 30 minutes; again after a total of 90 minutes (including the first 30 minutes); again after 150 minutes and so forth. Timed parking is defined as “limited duration” meaning one time parking per timed lot during a 24 hour period. Re-parking in the same lot constitutes continuous parking and the vehicle will be cited.

(15) Vehicles parked in permit-required parking areas may be cited every eight hours, not to exceed three citations every 24 hours.

(16) Other violations not defined by 1-15 above. $50

(17) Depositing litter or debris on a University parking lot, roadway or bikeway. $50

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360

Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6- 10-94; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

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