Various departments and individuals are permitted to use golf carts to transport people and/or items across campus. Golf carts may be permanently maintained by college departments, held in the college's motor pool, temporarily rented by departments for special events, or temporarily rented by students through the Dean of Students Office.
This policy seeks to identify what departments or individuals are authorized to operate a golf cart on campus and what parts of campus may be accessed by golf cart.
All individuals operating a golf cart on campus must comply with the rules and regulations identified below.
Use of golf carts on campus is restricted to those routes and parking spaces identified on the golf cart map.
The director of facilities and engineering and the vice president for student affairs shall jointly oversee this policy and review it at least once every two years. Changes to this policy shall be made in accordance with the college's Policy on Policies. Drivers of golf carts are subject to all federal, state, and local laws, speed limits, and other restrictions of the local jurisdictions through which they travel. Fines resulting from violations are the responsibility of the driver, not the college.
All operators of golf carts must:
Operators of golf carts permanently maintained or temporarily used by college departments must obtain permission from the department head or event planner prior to using a golf cart on campus.
Student operators of golf carts must obtain permission from the Dean of Students Office prior to renting and using a golf cart on campus and submit a signed Golf Cart Agreement Form.
The number of manufacturer-installed seats determines the number of passengers that may ride on a golf cart with only one passenger to each seat.
Carts operated after dark must have lights capable of illuminating an area 20 feet in front of the vehicle.
The operator of a vehicle is responsible for securing it to a non-moveable object with a chain and lock after each use.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way on all walkways on campus.
Parked carts must not block sidewalks or entrances to buildings.
Incidents involving personal injury, or property damage, should be reported immediately to Campus Safety.
Carts permanently maintained or temporarily used for campus purposes may not leave campus property.
The college reserves the right to withdraw cart driving privileges for any reason at any time.