Administrative Regulations

  1. The Identification Card is made during registration. It is an official document that must be in your possession at all times. The identification card can be used for admission to many student activities, for cashing checks, etc. You must present this card upon request from any college official or be subject to disciplinary action.
  2. Official Notice. A notice to report to any administrative office of the institution takes precedence over all other University activities and must be answered immediately. Failure to respond to such notice will require satisfactory explanation before the student is allowed to continue in residence.
  3. Financial Responsibility. Students are expected to make satisfactory settlement of any indebtedness incurred during their enrollment in the institution. No student may enroll or receive a diploma, transcript of his/her records, or grade report until all matured debts or obligations to the University, or any phase of its program, have been cleared. Account balance inquiry is available through the Eagle Line voice response system, on WEB for students, or by contacting the Business Office. Fee payment using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or ECheck (web only) is also available via Eagle Line and Eagle OnLine.
  4. Lost and Found Articles. Any articles which are found should be turned in to the Information Center on the first floor of the Roaden University Center immediately. Lost articles may be claimed at the Information Center by submitting proper identification.
  5. Motor Vehicles. All motor vehicles including motorcycles and motorscooters, operated on the campus by faculty, staff and students who are employed by or attending Tennessee Technological University either full time or part time must be registered with the University Police Department. Registration of all motor vehicles is required during the first week of each semester. All motor vehicles must be registered with the University Police Department immediately after they are brought to the campus. Registered students permits are included in there General Access Fee. Each additional permit: Fall $30.00, Spring $20.00, and Summer $10.00. Replacement fees for lost or stolen permits are as follows: Fall $10.00, Spring $7.00, and Summer $5.00. Non-Students attending Tennessee Technological University, such as Nashville Tech, EMTs, and Paramedics, etc. Fall $30.00, Spring $20.00, and Summer $10.00. Anyone purchasing a second permit will be required to pay full current price. Only one decal is needed for the academic year with the exception of Tech Village residents who must purchase a decal for every vehicle maintained in Tech Village. This decal is issued at the time of registration to signify parking privilege and to expedite parking and traffic regulations. Each person who registers a motor vehicle will be issued a copy of the UNIVERSITY PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. Violations of the parking and traffic regulations will subject the violator to a penalty and/or disciplinary action. Repeated or continued violations will result in revocation of vehicle registration and the privilege of operating a vehicle on the campus for the remainder of the academic year. Flagrant violations of the University automobile regulations may result in disciplinary suspension of the person involved. Temporary permits are available for students, parents and visitors. These permits may be obtained at the University Police Department. General Regulations - Bicycles and mopeds must use the extreme right side of roadways and streets and obey all traffic signals and signs. They will not be taken into buildings nor parked on sidewalks or within areas where they will interfere with pedestrians or motor vehicle traffic. Students are encouraged to utilize bicycle racks located conveniently about the campus. In addition, all federal, state and local laws governing the operation of a motor vehicle must be observed.
  6. Penalties.
    1. Registration Violations
      1. Permit not properly affixed or displayed while parked in an unassigned area. (Does not include the $20.00 fine, which will be progressive for parking in unassigned area). - $25.00.
      2. Permit not properly affixed or displayed but parked in his/her assigned area. - $5.00.
      3. Failure to register vehicle - $25.00.
      4. Displaying a hang tag registered to another person. - $35.00.
      5. Expired temporary permit. - $5.00.
    2. Lawful Request. Refusing a lawful request from a University Police Officer to remove vehicles from unassigned parking areas. Students would be referred to the Dean of Students and faculty and staff would be referred to the appropriate administrative officer for possible disciplinary action.
    3. Violations (All penalties are progressive per semester)

      Parking Unassigned AreaHandicappedFire LaneMetersParkingMoving
      Ticket Amt. Cum. Total Amt. Cum.Total Amt. Cum. Total Amt. Cum. Total Amt. Cum. Total Amt. Cum. Total
      1 20 20 100 100 25 25 5 5 15 15 30 30
      2 30 50 100 200 50 75 10 15 25 40 60 90
      3 40 90 100 300 50 125 15 30 35 75 90 180
      4 50 140 100 400 50 175 20 50 45 120
      5 60 200 100 500 50 225 25 75 55 175
      6 70 270 100 600 50 275 30 105 65 240
      7 80 350 100 700 50 325 35 140 75 315
      8 90 440 100 800 50 375 40 180 85 400
      9 100 540 100 900 50 425 45 225 95 495
      10 110 650 100 1000 50 475 50 275 105 600

      The fourth violation within any academic semester may result in the motor vehicle registration privileges being revoked by the Director of University Police for a period of six months or the remainder of the academic year, whichever is greater.

    4. Accumulation of Citation. If a student accumulates more than $200 in fines per semester he or she will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action. If a faculty/staff person accumulates more than $200 in fines per semester he or she will be referred to the appropriate administrative officer for possible disciplinary action.
    5. All penalties must be paid before a student shall be eligible to receive a transcript of his academic work or to re-enroll for a subsequent term of school.
  7. Appeals
    1. A citation received by a student may be appealed to the Student Government Association Supreme Court within fifteen (15) academic days. Appeal forms are provided by the University Police Department. Appeals made later than fifteen (15) days following issuance will not be considered.
    2. Citations received by Staff and Faculty may be appealed within fifteen (15) academic days to the Faculty & Staff Traffic Appeals Committee. Appeal forms are provided by the University Police Department and are available at Departmental Chairperson and Dean’s offices.
  8. Post Office Box. Each full-time on-campus undergraduate student is required to rent a post office box in the Roaden University Center and is expected to check the box regularly for delivered mail. Box rental is optional for full-time off-campus students, part-time undergraduates, and all graduate students. More than one student may be assigned to each box. Students are reminded that tampering with the mail is a federal offense punishable by fine and imprisonment. All irregularities should be reported to the Postmaster. 
    1. Campus Mail: 
      1. Distribution of personal mail between students, faculty and staff is a service offered by the University; this service is not available to private enterprise or any organization outside the University community.
      2. Campus mail should be addressed to an office or individual with the first and last name and box number shown.
      3. All campus mail must be at least 3 ½ inches by 5 inches. Mail deposited in the campus mail which does not meet these minimum requirements will be destroyed.
      4. Campus mail that is not enclosed in envelopes must be folded with the name and box number on the outside.
      5. Directory service will be provided for official U.S. mail only.
      6. Campus mail which cannot be delivered will be returned to the sender provided the sender’s complete name and box number is shown. Mail which can not be returned will be destroyed.
      7. Notices should be placed in numerical order, banded together, and delivered to the post office window for faster service.
      8. The University does not accept the responsibility for money or other valuables distributed through the University Post Office.
    2. Distribution of Bulk Unaddressed Notices: 
      1. Unaddressed notices will be delivered to each post office box (one per box) for the Student Government Association and for any registered campus organization which is sponsoring a campus-wide effort to raise money for a nationally recognized charitable organization provided these notices meet the current campus mail regulations.
      2. Upon application and approval a fee of $25.00 will be charged for distribution (one per box) of noncharitable unaddressed notices.
    3. Forwarding Mail. When a student leaves the University a “change of address” card should be completed at the University Post Office.
    4. Distribution of Summer Term Mail: 
      1. All students not enrolled for Summer term must either fill out a”change of address” card or rent a post office box. Failure to do this will result in all mail being handled as “undeliverable mail” and will be handled according to postal regulations outlined in the Domestic Mail Manual.
      2. Post office boxes which are rented by students not currently enrolled must be checked regularly to prevent build-up of mail.
  9. Directory Information Restrictions. When you make an official request to the Records Office restricting the publishing or release of your directory information (see Directory Information under “Privacy Rights of Students”), that restriction applies to the release of your information to other sources, too. For example, your information will not be released to hometown newspapers or other media for awards/honors press releases, including Dean's and Graduation lists, without prior written permission.
  10. No Smoking & Tobacco-Free Campus Policy. Tennessee Tech University (TTU) agrees with the US Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard. TTU further recognizes that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a Class-A carcinogen, and that the State of Tennessee is actively dissuading its employees from smoking. TTU supports the American College Health Association Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses (www.acha.org, Feb 2005). Due to these health risks, TTU has adopted a NO SMOKING & TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS policy. No Smoking & Tobacco-Free Campus

7.1 Policy. Effective January 1, 2010, TTU is a No- Smoking & Tobacco-Free Campus, with all smoking (‘herbal’ and tobacco) and all other tobacco usage permitted only in  private vehicles. This policy applies to all university buildings and grounds; TTU-affiliated off-campus locations and clinics; and any buildings or properties owned, leased or rented by TTU in all other areas. Smoking & tobacco use continues to be prohibited in all state vehicles. This no smoking & tobacco-free campus policy is in effect 24 hours a day year-round. Background The university promotes a healthy, sanitary environment free from all smoke (‘herbal’ and tobacco) and tobacco-related debris. The TTU community acknowledges that long-term health hazards may accrue to people who use tobacco products or who are subjected to second-hand smoke. The failure to address the use of tobacco products on campus would constitute a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and Tennessee law. Support Understanding the addictive nature of tobacco products, TTU will make every effort to assist those who may wish to stop using tobacco. TTU Human Resources, Health Services and Counseling Center offer current information about available resources. The State offers toll-free assistance at 1-800-QuitNow (1-800-784-8669). The American Cancer Society offers free counsel to individuals wanting to quit.

7.2 Compliance and Enforcement. It is the responsibility of all members of the TTU community and visitors to comply with this no smoking & tobacco-free campus policy. Violations of the policy will be dealt with in a manner that is consistent with university procedures. There shall be no reprisals against anyone reporting violations of this policy.Revision 1.0.A Tennessee Technological University – Miscellaneous Policies and Procedures 33

No Smoking & Tobacco-Free Campus Enforcement Policy All employees and students are encouraged to remind visitors to the campus who violate this policy that TTU is a no smoking & tobacco-free campus. Visitors who refuse to abide by the policy will be asked to leave the campus. Student violations of this policy should be reported to Residential Life or the Office of Student Affairs. Students continuing in violation of this policy will be subject to the Student Disciplinary Process of the TTU Student Handbook, administered by the Dean of Students. Faculty, staff and administrator violations are to be reported to their supervisors, who will provide the initial reprimand and counsel to that person. Further violations will be handled through the progressive discipline process. University Police will handle anyone refusing to comply or who becomes abusive toward the reporting party. Approved by Buildings & Grounds Committee, November 17, 2009 Approved by Administrative Council, November 18, 2009