UPDATE: Due to an incredible successful pilot program the Donations for Citations Program for the 2020-21 academic year ended December 31, 2020.
The Donations for Citations Program is expected to be offered again in 2021-22 in one form or another so please stay tuned for an announcement on this well in advance of the fall semester.
Donations for Citations is a Parking and Transportation program that aims to alleviate students’ monetary stress by offering an alternative to paying for citations while helping University of Tennessee students, staff and faculty who don’t have a stable food supply. The initiative is being supported by SGA who advocated for this program and a group of students leaders will assist in the communication and outreach efforts.
The beneficiary of the donated food will be Smokey’s Pantry a food assistance resource for those within the University of Tennessee community.
Which Tickets Can This Apply To?
- No Permit
- Unauthorized Area
How Often Can I Use This?
You can use Donations for Citations once per fiscal year (effective July 1 – June 30) for qualifying tickets that individually amount to a $32.00 maximum.
Who Can Use This Program?
Eligible participants would be active students, faculty and staff listed in official UT Knoxville records (IRIS & Banner).
What Do I Donate?
For each qualifying ticket, you’ll donate 5 (five) full-sized, non-perishable items. These include:
How Do I Use This Program?
- You must request for the citation to be dismissed by day 13 of the issuance
- Bring 5 approved items to Parking and Transit office, located at 2121 Stephenson Dr
- Present the citation to Parking staff and they will help customers complete the process to dismiss the appropriate citation if all conditions are met
- Deposit the items in the Donation for Citations bin
Program started April 1, 2020 and citations will not be dismissed prior to that date.
This program has been authorized by the Traffic and Parking Authority (TPA) and is limited to 500 citations per fiscal year.