New Parking Policies

By Brandon Cash

We have all had problems with parking here on the Shenandoah University campus. Whether it is students, staff or the faculty, this year it seems campus security is cracking down on their parking policy.

After being a student on this campus for five years now, I have seen the parking policy change often. We used to be able to park wherever without this or that lot preventing you from parking there.

I recently spoke to a fellow Shenandoah student Ibrahim Bundu in regard to the parking policy. He told me, “I don’t usually get tickets, but the other day I got one where I was allowed to park and that it wasn’t right.”

Captain William C. Christian from the Department of Public Safety said, “I believe the students have a good understanding of the policy regarding parking here on campus.” He also stated that his department took initiative on the issue with giving out warnings for about a month or so before they started issuing tickets to students.” He believes that the students know where to park, but they disregard the policy due to being late to classes, and not taking the time to find the appropriate parking space in the designated areas.

There have been measures taken to make parking better here on campus, but how are we affectively using that system? For instance, the freshman parking garage was put in to free up space beside parker and in front of Funk/Gore, but often those spaces are filled up.

We want to hear from you. Have the parking conditions here on the Shenandoah University campus gotten better or worse?

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