Group Travel (Over 5 miles from campus)
Group Travel (Within 5 miles from campus)
Carpooling in Personal Car
Mileage Reimbursement for Personal Car Use
Utilizing a SLU Vehicle - Driver Certification
Instructions for Reserving a University Vehicle
All forms related to transportation are located online https://www.stlawu.edu/community-based-learning/forms
It is the responsibility of each individual student to access the proper resources to get and from their placement site. The CBL staff, professor, and the community partner supervisor are NOT responsible for providing transportation. The Community Mentor will not serve as the Certified Driver for the SLU vehicle, unless instructed by the CBL staff. If after all attempts to secure transportation (as listed below) have been unsuccessful or there are transportation concerns, please contact the CBL office immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
When the placement site is located over five miles from campus AND requires group travel, the CBL office will automatically reserve a SLU vehicle for students’ use. While we cannot mandate students, it is strongly encouraged that all students traveling become SLU Certified Drivers. This does not apply to students who are under 18 years of age and/or do not hold a valid US issued driver’s license, (University liability insurance will not cover such cases.) Driver Certification training will be part of the CBL Student On-Campus Orientation. If a student misses the on-campus orientation or there was not one scheduled for the placement, the student must follow the instructions for Driver Certification Training. Please Note: If a student is instructed to travel in a university vehicle, but chooses to use a personal vehicle, they will NOT be eligible to receive any form of reimbursement for travel costs AND must complete liability forms. See Personal Car/Carpooling.
When the placement site is within five miles from campus and requires group travel, a SLU vehicle is not automatically reserved; however, if the group has a University Certified Driver, they may request to utilize a SLU vehicle. For more information, see Instructions on Reserving a University Vehicle and Driver Certification Training. Please Note: If a student is instructed to travel in a university vehicle, but chooses to use a personal vehicle, they will NOT be eligible to receive any form of reimbursement for travel costs AND must complete liability forms. See Personal Car/Carpooling.
Within Five Miles from Campus - INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL
When the placement site is within five miles from campus and does not require group travel, a student should use the following forms of transportation: personal vehicle, walking, green bike, or a local taxi.
Generally, the CBL office prefers that students utilize a SLU vehicle, a green bike, a taxi, or walking AND discourages carpooling given the potential liability risks. While we cannot stop students from utilizing their own personal vehicle or carpooling, the CBL office does require Transportation Waivers to cover liability risks for both the driver and rider. Transportation Waivers are available online: https://www.stlawu.edu/community-based-learning/resource/transportation-waivers
If a University vehicle is not available on the day/time a placement is scheduled, students may be given permission to utilize a personal vehicle (which they are an insured driver for). If given permission, the student may be eligible for Mileage Reimbursement to a maximum of $100 per placement per semester. To apply, please complete the online Mileage Reimbursement Application located at the forms link above.
If mileage reimbursement is approved, the student will need download a Mileage Log and keep track of mileage during the entire semester. At the end of the semester, the student must email a completed/approved Student Time Log to email@example.com and submit the completed Mileage Log online through the Online Mileage Log Submission Form available at the form link above by the Monday of finals week. Please Note: Reimbursement is only available until funds are depleted.
If within walking distance and weather permits, the student is encouraged to walk or utilize a Green Bike from the Science Library www.stlawu.edu/library/content/green-bikes-program-seasonal.
If within five miles from campus, a local taxi service may be available if the student calls and arranges trips in advance. To set up taxi arrangements, call Canton Taxi, 315-714-498.
To reserve a SLU vehicle, the driver must be certified to drive through the Safety & Security Office.
- Complete Driver Certification Application
- Contact University Driver Training via email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Driver Certification class.
- Complete the Driver Certification Application (link above), make a copy of the driver's license, and bring both documents to the certification class.
- After completion of the Driver Certification class, check name is listed on the Approved Driver List
- Once listed on the approved driver list, the driver is authorized to drive a SLU vehicle
- Re-Certification is required each year by October 15. To re-certify, print off a new application form (1), complete the form, make a copy of your driver’s license and drop off to the Security Office before October 15
NOTE: All students will need to ask their assigned Community Mentor to reserve a university vehicle for them. The Community Mentor will have the necessary information to complete the forms. If you do not have an assigned Community Mentor, the student will need to contact the CBL office at email@example.com.