Transportation Policy

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • It is the responsibility of each individual student to access the proper resources to get and from their placement site.
  • CBL staff, professor, and the community partner supervisor are NOT responsible for providing transportation to and from a placement site.
  • The Community Mentor will not serve as the Certified Driver for the SLU vehicle, unless instructed by the CBL staff.

CBL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

  1. Over 5 Miles from Campus - GROUP TRAVEL:  When the placement site is located over five miles from campus and requires group travel, the CBL program 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, as the University liability insurance will not cover such cases. Driver Certification training will be part of the CBL On Campus Orientation. Students who miss the on campus orientation or there was not one scheduled for your placement, the student must follow the instructions for Driver Certification Training. NOTE: If a student has the opportunity to travel in a SLU vehicle to get to and from the placement site, but chooses to use a personal vehicle during the same day/time, they will NOT be eligible to receive any form of reimbursement for travel costs. If this is the case, see the required liability forms under Personal Car/Carpooling.
  2. Within 5 Miles from Campus - GROUP TRAVEL: 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 utilizing SLU vehicle. For more information, see Reserving University Vehicles. For information on becoming a University Certified Driver see Driver Certification Training.
    NOTE: If a student has the opportunity to travel in a SLU vehicle to get to and from the placement site, but chooses to use a personal vehicle during the same trip, he or she will NOT be eligible to receive any form of reimbursement for travel costs. If this is the case, see the required liability forms under Personal Car/Carpooling.
  3. Within 5 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: walking, reserving a green bike, or using a local taxi. For information see Walking/Green Bikes or Local Taxi.
  4. If after all attempts to secure transportation have been unsuccessful or transportation concerns arise at any time during the semester, please contact the CBL office immediately at cce@stlawu.edu or stop by the office at 11 Hillside Drive for assistance.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

Personal Car/Carpooling: As a general rule, the CBL program prefers that students utilize a SLU vehicle, a green bike, a taxi or walking as a form of transportation AND discourages carpooling given the potential liability risks.  While we cannot stop students from utilizing their own personal vehicle or carpooling, the CBL program does require Transportation Waivers to cover liability risks.

Walking/Green Bikes: 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

Taxi: If within 5 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. NOTE: CBL may be able to assist with the cost of this, please contact the CBL staff at cce@stlawu.edu or stop by the office at 11 Hillside Drive for assistance.

DRIVER CERTIFICATION TRAINING

In order to reserve a SLU vehicle, the driver must be Certified to Drive through the Safety & Security Office:

  • Download a Driver Certification Application at: https://www.stlawu.edu/facilities/vehicle-reservation
  • Stop by the CBL office at 11 Hillside Drive (during business hours) to ask the CBL staff for a signature for sponsoring department approval.
  • Contact University Driver Training via email udt@stlawu.edu to schedule a Driver Certification class.
  • Complete the Driver Certification Application (link above) AND make a copy of the driver's license and bring both documents to the Certification class.
  • After completion of the Driver Certification class, check if the student name is listed on the Approved Driver List http://www.stlawu.edu/safety-security/resource/university-vehicle-policy-and-forms.
  • Once a student is listed on the approved driver list, the driver is approved to drive a SLU vehicle and should notify the person they reserved the vehicle through to finalize their reservation.

RESERVING UNIVERSITY VEHICLES

CBL Van: To reserve the Community Based Learning van, please complete the CBL Van Request Form at www.stlawu.edu/center-civic-engagement/forms. For more information, contact the CBL office at cce@stlawu.edu or stop by the office at 11 Hillside Drive. If the CBL van is not available, the CBL staff will make every effort to find another university vehicle, however this is not guaranteed as reservations are made at a first come-first served basis.

FYP Van: If you are enrolled in an FYP or FYS course with a CBL, please complete the First Year Program Van Request Form at www.stlawu.edu/fyp/form/vehicle-transportation-request. For more information, contact Debbie Bishop at dbishop@stlawu.edu or stop by the FYP office at 11 Hillside Drive.

Mileage Reimbursement:

  1. 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).
  2. If approved, the student may be eligible for Mileage Reimbursement for using their personal car up to a maximum of $100 per placement per semester. To apply, please complete the online Mileage Reimbursement Application
  3. If mileage reimbursement is approved, the student will need to email a completed/approved Student Time Log to cce@stlawu.edu and submit the Online Mileage Log Submission Form by the Monday following the last day of classes.

Please Note: Mileage Reimbursement is only available until funds are depleted