It is important to the Landis Center for Community Engagement that students have safe and reliable transportation to and from their service programs.
To support this initiative, the Landis Center for Community Engagement provides student drivers the use of vans that are insured by Lafayette College.
The Community Partnerships Coordinator facilitates transportation needs to and from service sites for Community-Based Learning and Research course groups and non-MOSAIC affiliated student and/or faculty-directed groups. Please complete the Transportation Request form at least 5 days prior to your program start-date. It is the responsibility of each program coordinator to ensure that they submit a request for transportation. The Landis Center for Community Engagement cannot guarantee transportation for events that do not allow adequate time to secure transportation.
To operate vehicles owned or rented by the Landis Center for Community Engagement, drivers must complete the Driver of College-Insured Vehicles Approval process through the Lafayette Department of Public Safety. The process can be lengthy, so students should complete the requirements at least three weeks before the projected start date of their program. The link to the Public Safety Driver Approval Process is below.
All drivers must attend a Landis Center for Community Engagement-sponsored van orientation before operating any vehicle owned or rented by the Landis Center for Community Engagement. The van orientation will address proper safety procedures, care of the vans, and drop-off and pick-up procedures. Students must bring a copy of their Driver Approval Form and their score on the Student Driver Quiz to their orientation. Van orientations are held regularly throughout the semester
The Landis Center for Community Engagement encourages students to use the LCAT transportation system when it is available and corresponds with their programming.
If a Landis Center for Community Engagement van is not available, registered student drivers may be able to rent a vehicle through Enterprise, also at the above link. Please be sure to fully read the Student Car Rental Policy available on the website.
Students are encouraged to use Lafayette College insured vehicles when they are available.
Section G of the Lafayette College Transportation Procedures (rev. May 2017) published by the Department of Public Safety – Parking and Transportation Division states in part:
“Students are discouraged from using personal vehicles for transportation to College events (i.e. field trips, athletic events at Metzgar Fields, etc.) when transportation is provided by vehicles rented by the department or the Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT) shuttle. If a student elects to use a personal vehicle, and an accident occurs, the student’s personal auto insurance provides the coverage and the student is responsible for the deductible. The College’s insurance policy will NOT provide secondary coverage. In addition, the student also assumes all costs of travel and will not be reimbursed by the College.”
Please note that Landis Center for Community Engagement vans can only travel within a 4-mile radius of Lafayette College. This covers all Landis Center for Community Engagement partners within Easton. If a student needs to travel outside of a 4-mile radius, they should arrange to rent a vehicle through Enterprise. Please note that the Landis Center for Community Engagement cannot reimburse travel costs.
Please contact the Community Partnerships Coordinator with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.