Center Policy on Transportation
There will be times when the CCE van or another SLU vehicle is reserved to transport students to specific placements; however, this is not guaranteed. If transportation is not scheduled for a community placement, it will be the individual student’s responsibility to find transportation to and from the CBL placement. Please be advised that the transportation utilized should have sufficient liability coverage in case of an accident or claim. Further, the student driving must be listed as an insured driver. If the CBL placement is located outside the Village of Canton, the CBL student will have the opportunity to apply for mileage reimbursement during the first 5 weeks of classes; however, this is dependent on availability of funds and is not guaranteed.
Students may utilize alternative forms of transportation to include walking, Green Bikes available at the ODY Library and a local Taxi. For more information on these options, please contact the CBL Office in person by calling 229-5095 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available SLU transportation options will be communicated to the students at the beginning of the semester. If a SLU vehicle is reserved for a placement all students over 18 years of age with a valid US issued driver’s license are strongly encouraged to become a SLU Certified Driver – which allows the student to be covered under the University insurance. Certified Drivers will then rotate driving responsibilities. Students will be given two weeks notice to go through the Driver Certification Training and approval process through Campus Security. If after two weeks there are no Certified Drivers within a group traveling, the SLU vehicle will not be available and the student(s) will need to find their own transportation. Please be advised, it is not the responsibility of the professor, Community Mentor, CBL staff or the Community Partner Supervisor to provide rides to and from the CBL placement or to be the Certified Driver for the SLU vehicle.
If a student is a SLU Certified Driver and a SLU vehicle is available, the student can request such a vehicle to be reserved for their use each week. For more information, contact the CBL office at email@example.com.
Mileage Reimbursement Application
The Mileage Reimbursement Application must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Whitman Annex, Room 4 by the Friday of the last week of September (Fall) or February (Spring). The CCE office will approve/deny the application within 5 business days by sending an email to the student with the decision and if approved will receive further instructions. The student driving will also need to fill out a Transportation Waiver. This Waiver releases SLU and its employees from any liability associated with bodily injury, property damage, or other instances which may arise out of utilizing alternative travel arrangements.
Alternative Transportation Options
Walk: Many Community Partner agencies are located within walking distance from the SLU Campus. For those agencies, students are encouraged to walk.
Green Bikes: If the student is traveling within the Canton village, Green Bikes might be a great way to travel, save the environment and get some fresh air on the way to the CBL placement. Green Bikes are available for loan to SLU students. To borrow a bike, stop by the ODY Library circulation desk.
Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Van: Each semester there are designated times and locations the CCE Van transports students. If you wish to ride during a set day/time, please contact the CCE for more details at email@example.com or stop by the CCE office at Whitman Annex, Room 4 during business hours.
Taxi: The student may also utilize the local taxi service at their own expense. Carriers Taxi Service does except Campus Wide Account cards to pay for fare. Please call Carriers Taxi Service for more information at 315-854-8068. Another local taxi service is Best Taxi, 315-528-0720, they do not accept Campus Wide Accounts.
Certification to Drive a University Vehicle
All students, faculty, and staff need to become Certified Drivers to utilize a University vehicle. All students with a valid US issued Driver License are required to be certified to drive a university vehicle if they wish to utilize this form of transportation. It is up to individual student to contact the Security & Safety office to schedule a training class within the first two weeks of classes. For such students, they will need to print and complete an SLU Certified Driver Application. The approved application is taken with the individual along with a copy of their driver’s license to the scheduled Driver Certification Class. To sign up for a Driver Certification class offered, please contact Security and Safety at x5555. This process may take up to 2 weeks, and is up to the student to arrange and complete the Driver Certification Class.