9.2 Exterior Signage Systems

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Effective Date:

10-25-89

Revision Date:

12-14-18

University Policy Statement

It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University to develop, promote and implement a consistent and effective signage system to regulate traffic and provide direction.  

University Practice

University practices for implementing this policy include: 

  1. Maintain consistency within the signage system while employing the minimum amount of signage required to be effective.

  2. Exterior signage includes all:
    -Wayfinding
    -Parking lot identification
    -Traffic and Parking Enforcement Signage
    -Specific Designated Parking Area Signage Within Parking lots
    -Electronic Signage
    -Campus Maps
    -Bicycle and non-motorized signage
    -Building signage

    Exterior facility signage design, content, and placement will be determined following the Physical Plants signage procedures.

  3. Parking signage will consist of contact information to the Parking Authority and information relevant to the parking lot; parking lot name, permits required, hours of operations and enforcement.

  4. Temporary or portable signage will not be installed without the prior approval of Physical Plant Administration.

Responsibility for Implementation

  1. The Vice President for Operations and Facilities has overall responsibility for University exterior signage.

  2. The standardization of all regulatory signage will be approved by the Department of Public Safety and Physical Plant Administration.

  3. The standardization of all non-regulatory signage will be approved by Physical Plant Administration.

  4. Installation of all regulatory signage will be approved by the Department of Public Safety.

  5. Installation of all non-regulatory signage systems will be approved by Physical Plant Administration.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy covers the exterior environment for all University property. 

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 25, 1989; para. .4092M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 14, 2018


Last Review Date: December 2018


University Policy Statement

It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University to develop, promote and implement a consistent and effective signage system to regulate traffic and provide direction.  

University Practice

University practices for implementing this policy include: 

  1. Maintain consistency within the signage system while employing the minimum amount of signage required to be effective.

  2. Exterior signage includes all:
    -Wayfinding
    -Parking lot identification
    -Traffic and Parking Enforcement Signage
    -Specific Designated Parking Area Signage Within Parking lots
    -Electronic Signage
    -Campus Maps
    -Bicycle and non-motorized signage
    -Building signage

    Exterior facility signage design, content, and placement will be determined following the Physical Plants signage procedures.

  3. Parking signage will consist of contact information to the Parking Authority and information relevant to the parking lot; parking lot name, permits required, hours of operations and enforcement.

  4. Temporary or portable signage will not be installed without the prior approval of Physical Plant Administration.

Responsibility for Implementation

  1. The Vice President for Operations and Facilities has overall responsibility for University exterior signage.

  2. The standardization of all regulatory signage will be approved by the Department of Public Safety and Physical Plant Administration.

  3. The standardization of all non-regulatory signage will be approved by Physical Plant Administration.

  4. Installation of all regulatory signage will be approved by the Department of Public Safety.

  5. Installation of all non-regulatory signage systems will be approved by Physical Plant Administration.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy covers the exterior environment for all University property.