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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Public Safety, Traffic and Parking

Chapter No. 9.2

Issue: Exterior Signage Systems

Effective Date: 10-25-89


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 in accordance with the Campus Master Plan. 



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 facility signage will consist of a building identification sign, consistent with all building signage. Department names or organizations will not appear on the exterior of a building. 
  3. Parking signage will consist of (1) a parking lot identification sign stating the name of the lot and the hours of operation and (2) a sign listing decals required for parking. 
  4. Placement of regulatory signage will be outside pedestrian routes of travel whenever possible. 
  5. Temporary or portable signage will not be installed without the prior approval of Physical Plant Administration. 



  1. The Vice President for Business & Finance has overall responsibility for University exterior signage. 
  2. The standardization of all regulatory signage will be approved by Campus 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 Campus Safety. 
  5. Installation of all non-regulatory signage systems will be approved by Physical Plant Administration. 



This policy covers the exterior environment for all University property. 


Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 25, 1989, para. .4092M.