The ultimate nemesis of every commuter who attends Slippery Rock University is one ruthless little woman known to one and all as the “Ticket Nazi.” Don’t let her small stature and cheerful demeanor fool you—the merciless Ticket Nazi is armed with a “Cracker Jack” badge and a bad attitude. She zips around campus in her golf cart preying upon unsuspecting vehicles. Winter weather does not faze her—she simply clears a spot on icy, snowy windshields and leaves her mark. She is known to strike multiple times in one day, leaving a vibrant yellow blur behind. Multiple offenders may even have a fashionable yellow boot placed upon their car if they get on her bad side—as if she had a good one. The best medicine against a plague of tickets is to abide by the designated parking regulations.
As if battling the Ticket Nazi wasn’t enough, parking availability is a known atrocity campus-wide. Every morning, commuters duke it out for free spaces around campus. If you plan on commuting, it is recommended you leave early to be sure that you get to class on time. Students recommend walking, riding a bike, or taking the Happy Bus to class. SRU’s campus is designed for pedestrians, not motor vehicles. Resident parking is problematic as well, as respective lots are very distant from actual residence halls, which makes for long walks and tested patience. The upside of the issue is the fact that all students, even freshmen, are welcome to have their cars on campus. It’s highly recommended to get a pass—the Ticket Nazi will surely be watching.