Belmont University Parking
Belmont needs to change their parking regulations to be more accommodating to the student body that actually lives on the campus and they need to be more open to changing their operations to accommodate all of the "Bruin Community"- not just the visitors. The ticket system in place does not allow for warnings to be given out, instead student and staff are ticketed the first time they violate rules that are not stated unless one navigates through the tricky website (meaning through 12 tabs about parking) only to find out they are being told they really can't park on campus unless they commute. Belmont University purposes a "escort system" in which an officer is deployed to escort you to class or other campus locations. Not only is this system reliant on officer availability but also leave students stranded at the destination as they now have no way to efficiently get off campus after the class/event in which they attended ends. Parking rules have not been updated since new parking garages have been in created which means students are unclear where they can park. Without a warning system the university uses their violation as a source of income and corporal punishment. This petition simply asks that the committee that is over parking regulations considers more student/ staff friendly parking options and is more open to meeting with students about this issue. Please feel free to share any stories or concerns about how Belmont Parking regulations has effected you. Lets spread the word and end the ticketing.