Traffic violations are issued for infractions of established College parking and driving regulations. An appeal should be based on the premise that the violation issued was not consistent with the Calvin parking and driving regulations, or that special extenuating circumstances exist that should excuse the appellant from compliance with those regulations. Appeals must be submitted in writing within 7 calendar days of the violation date. Appeals which are submitted more than 7 calendar days after the violation date will not be considered.
Appeals will initially be reviewed by the campus safety office to see if the violation has been written in error. If the violation is found to have been written in error, the campus safety office can revoke the violation and you will be notified in writing of this action.
All appeals of violations not written in error will be forwarded to the traffic violations appeal board. By filing an appeal, the appellant and campus safety agree to accept the board’s decision as final and binding. The traffic violations appeal board is the final College ruling regarding traffic violations. You will be notified of the board's decision in writing.
The appeal board consists of students, staff members and faculty and requires a quorum of 3 members to review appeals and render decisions. The board only considers appeals in writing and meets on a regular basis to read these appeals and make their decision.
The appeal board has authority to deny an appeal of a violation, sustain an appeal of a violation, or alter the violation to one that they consider to more appropriately define the infraction.
The appeal board attempts to make its decision based on the parking/driving regulations of this institution.
The following are situations that are typically NOT accepted as valid extenuating circumstances for parking or driving in violation of Calvin’s parking and driving regulations:
If after reviewing the above information, you believe you have not violated the parking and driving regulations and have just cause to file an appeal, you should fill out the form below.
I hereby certify that I have read the traffic violation appeal process Information presented herein and I believe I am making such an appeal in accordance with these conditions. I understand that providing false information in this appeal could result in further action under the college’s conduct code.
I UNDERSTAND THE DECISION OF THE APPEAL BOARD IS FINAL AND BINDING WITHOUT FURTHER RIGHT OF REVIEW.
FAILURE TO AGREE WITH THE ABOVE TERMS WILL RESULT IN THE APPEAL NOT BEING CONSIDERED.
Specific reason for this appeal: Why the violation was issued in error,
i.e. You did not commit the violation.
Please drop off any written documentation, maps, etc to the campus safety office located in the mail and print services building.