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All certified drivers operating vehicles in the University’s van fleet shall abide by all John Carroll University Van Fleet Policies & Procedures

Only drivers who have gone through the Van Fleet Certification Process are permitted to reserve and operate vans. All vans reserved through the Office of Student Engagement are for official University activities only. For questions and/or assistance, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 216.397.4288 or come to the office during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) in Suite 201 of the Lombardo Student Center.

Van Fleet Certification Process

Van Fleet Reservation

Reservation Process

To request a van, pick up the JCU Van Fleet Request Form outside the Office of Student Engagement on the second floor of the Lombardo Student Center. Complete this form in its entirety and return to the Office of Student Engagement during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Note: Only drivers who have gone through the certification process are permitted to reserve and operate vans.

Once submitted, the staff member in the Office of Student Engagement will ensure that the form is completed properly, the driver is certified, and that there is a van available for use at the requested time. Due to increased usage we cannot guarantee that a van will be available at any given time. A van is not reserved until the form has been submitted, signed by the staff member, and a yellow copy of the request form has been given to the requester, along with a blank passenger log. These two items will be turned into the John Carroll Police Department staff in the Belvoir Gatehouse at the time of picking up van keys.

Please observe the following guidelines when reserving vans:

  • One form has to be completed for each van being requested and must be signed by the certified driver.
  • No more than two vans can be requested per organization/group/department per day.
  • Vans are not permitted to leave campus overnight, unless accompanied by a van-certified adviser or coach. The maximum trip length is one night, and vans must be returned on the second day no later than 11 a.m.
  • Vans are not permitted to be driven through the night; driving must cease at midnight and can resume at sunrise. All passengers must lodge in a hotel/motel. Sleeping in the van at a rest area is not permissible.
  • All vans have a 100 mile range round-trip. Other arrangements for transportation should be made for trips that exceed the 100 mile limit.
  • Vans can only be requested for use by student organizations, residence hall floors led by their Resident Assistant, offices, or departments recognized by the University. No van can be reserved for personal use.
  • All passengers must be members of the John Carroll University community.
  • There is no usage of vans when the University is closed for inclement weather or during a break.

Van Fleet Fee Structure

Vans reserved by departments, offices, or groups that are not recognized student organizations or resident assistants taking their floors, will be assessed a fee for using University vans. The charge for up to four hours (half-day) is $50 and the charge for between four and eight hours (full day) is $100. These fees will be charged upon return to campus after using the van(s) to the appropriate organization code given at the time of van request and reservation.

Organizations, departments, offices, or groups that reserve and operate any van that is involved in an accident or is damaged in any way will be held liable and are subject to paying a $1,000 deductible through a process conducted by the Risk Management Office.