University Police

Driving on Campus

General Traffic Regulations

Delta State University is located within the corporate limits of the City of Cleveland. Our officers are full-time police officers certified by the State of Mississippi through the Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Each officer meets the professional criteria as established by the state’s Minimum Standards Board.

  • Any student or employee may take a citation to the Bolivar County District II Justice Court for appeal. Appeals handled through the Justice Court will be charged through Ms Code: 37-105-1.
  • Provisions effective July 1, 1972, require all vehicles operated on the University streets will be properly insured by a reputable insurance company and proof of insurance be kept in the vehicle as per MS Code: 63-15-4-2 (a).
  • In addition to the aforementioned rules and regulations, all ordinances of the City of Cleveland and/or the laws of the State of Mississippi are in effect on all Delta State University property.
  • The Rules and Regulations herein promulgated have been (and future changes and additions will be) published in three consecutive issues of the University newspaper.

Rules

  • The owner of a vehicle is responsible for the vehicle at all times.
  • Driving regulations are in effect at all times.
  • The campus speed limit is fifteen (15) miles per hour for all motor vehicles unless otherwise marked. However, safe driving is the principal regulation.
  • All operators of any motor vehicle must have a valid and up to date license plate (tag) on vehicle in plain view, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
  • Operators of motor vehicles must have children restrained in a proper child safety restraint as per Mississippi Code #63-7-301.

Violations

  • Exceeding the speed limits.
  • Nonobservance of traffic signs.
  • Failure to come to a complete stop and proceed with caution at a stop sign.
  • Operating a vehicle in a careless or irresponsible manner or while under the influence of intoxicating liquors, narcotic drugs, or any other mind altering agent.
  • Moving a vehicle from the scene of an accident until given permission by the investigating officer.
  • Avoiding any barricade unless otherwise directed by a member of the University Police Department.
  • Driving on the grass.
  • Operating a vehicle in such a manner as to cause any type of loud or offensive noise including continuous horn blowing, car radio, and/or unauthorized use of a public address system.
  • Failure to immediately report any accident or collision on the campus or streets of Delta State University to the University Police.
  • Neglecting to obey the same traffic regulations while riding, operating, or parking any bicycle or non-motor vehicle.
  • Operating a motorcycle or motorbike on any Delta State University property without a standard crash helmet securely fastened upon the head of the driver. Each passenger of the vehicle must wear a helmet.
  • Traveling at night on a bicycle, motorcycle, or a motorbike without any operational headlight and tail-light. A bicycle may use a reflector instead of tail-light.

Alternative Transportation

Motorcycles, roller blades (skates), skateboards, etc.

Students and any member of the University community may register their bicycles for the sole purpose of having their number and description on record in case of theft.  Registration of bicycles is free of charge, and the registration process may be completed at UPD, Bailey #108.

Regulations

  • Any person who rides, operates, or parks a bicycle or any other non-motor vehicle, including boats and trailer, on the campus shall be subject to all the terms and provisions of these regulations, except for those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
  • No person shall ride a bicycle on any sidewalk, walkway, or any other area of the campus customarily used by pedestrians.
  • Parking a bicycle in a walkway, on a sidewalk, in a hallway, or in or near a doorway except where use is made of a parking rack furnished by the University.
  • No person shall ride, operate, or park a bicycle not equipped with headlight and tail-light or reflector at night on the campus of Delta State University.
  • Every regulation that applies to anyone riding, operating, or parking a bicycle on the campus shall also apply to anyone riding, operating or parking a motorcycle or motor scooter.
  • When a passenger is present on a motorcycle or motor vehicle having two or more wheels a dual seat designed for two persons, a separate passenger seat with a double footrest, or side car attachment providing a separate seat space for a passenger to be seated entirely within the attachment, is required.
  • Roller blading (skating) or skateboarding on any sidewalk, walkway or any other area of the campus customarily used by pedestrians or inside any building, is prohibited. This should take place on streets or in parking lots and at their own risk. It is recommended that protective gear and reflective clothing be worn.
  • Motor vehicles or bicycles may not be parked or stopped in front of a handicap entrance on a sidewalk, street or into any building.
  • Hoverboards (and similar vehicles/devices) are prohibited on campus, including campus buildings and campus grounds, this includes the storage and charging of said item.