During the COVID-19 public health emergency, it will not be possible for students to have customary privileges to travel during the abbreviated 2020 Fall Term. Consequently, the College’s regular Motor Vehicle Policy for Students is suspended until further notice. In lieu of that policy, the following special, temporary policy concerning possession and use of motor vehicles by students will be in force.
Students Residing Off-Campus. Students residing off-campus, in Berea, Kentucky, who have vehicles may register their vehicle with Berea College Public Safety and obtain a campus parking decal in the usual manner. All such parking will be in the Seabury Center lot. Use of such “town vehicles” on and around campus will be limited to commuting to and from campus for the student who has registered the vehicle. Town vehicles may not be used to transport other students or groups of students for any purpose, including off-campus travel. Violation of this policy may result in the loss of the decal and suspension for the offender(s).
On-Campus Students. Generally, students residing on campus for the 2020 Fall Term will not be permitted to bring a vehicle to campus or park a vehicle on or off-campus. Exceptions to this policy will be made by Student Life for students with documented health or disability conditions that require vehicles to access health care or other extraordinary circumstances that can only be accommodated with a personal vehicle. A limited number of College fleet vehicles will be available for rental by students to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. Access to these vehicles can be made through Student Life and Public Safety.
Students residing on campus agree that they will not bring a motor vehicle to campus unless they receive permission to do so and are issued a parking decal by Berea College Public Safety. There will be no grace period for unauthorized vehicles.
All authorized student vehicles must be parked in the gated student parking lot. Access to such vehicles will be for limited purposes approved by Student Life. Students are not permitted to park, garage or access vehicles (whether or not authorized) elsewhere on or off-campus.
Applications for vehicle exceptions and parking decals under this policy must be submitted to Public Safety no later than 5:00 PM, July 10, 2020. An electronic form for this purpose will be available below. Decisions on vehicle requests will be made by Student Life and communicated to applicants by July 24, 2020. Students who have unsuccessful vehicle applications may appeal decisions to the special Student Motor Vehicle Permit Committee (comprised of members from the regular Citation Appeals Committee).
Any violation of this policy will be grounds for the offending student’s immediate suspension and withdrawal from campus. This policy will be strictly applied, and no warnings will be given. Any necessary disciplinary actions may be undertaken by Student Life with one level of appeal to the Vice President for Student Life.