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Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA
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Student Organization Transportation Policy

Transportation to SBA and Other Student Organization Events

The Office for Student Services will assist student organizations seeking to arrange transportation for students attending approved events off-campus. Student organizations will be responsible for the cost of transportation, but pre-payments for transportation may be made by a representative from the Office for Student Services, who will use a University purchasing card. Please have all dates, times, and number of travelers finalized before making an appointment to arrange transportation. Your appointment should be made at least three weeks prior to the event. These types of payments will not be permitted using a purchasing card unless your organization has the funds currently available or budgeted. Currently, the daily rate for school bus or similar mode of transportation is approximately $500; the cost for each motor-coach charter bus is approximately $900.

Student organizations may also reserve one of the vans by contacting the Student Services office. The mini-van is currently available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and holds seven (7) people total. You must provide a student driver who is over 21 and on the Law School payroll. The maxi-van holds fifteen (15) people total, and is also available for student use. You must provide a driver who is over 25, on the Law School payroll, and certified via an on-line test.

Transportation Between Campuses

Arrangements for travel between UP and Carlisle for Law School events will be made, paid for, or otherwise reimbursed according to the schedule below. Other reasonable requests for transportation will be considered. However, in keeping with the Law School's policy of not sponsoring activities that include the consumption of alcohol as a major focus, transportation generally will not be provided when alcohol is a central aspect of the event.

  • Commencement
  • Orientation
  • Barrister's Ball
  • Spring Soiree

All DSL community members are encouraged and expected to observe basic principles of safety and responsible behavior when consuming alcohol.

Alcohol related offenses such as DUI, public intoxication, and open container citations must be disclosed when you apply to take the bar exam, and may raise serious issues about your character and fitness to practice law.  

July 2007