4.49 Course and Co-Curricular Travel

(Adopted 12-3-1968; Revised 8-28-2003, 12-5-2022)

Travel to support and enhance College courses or travel related to co-curricular activities is permitted and encouraged.  No trip is to be taken without prior approval of the administration, and a full-time employee must accompany and supervise each trip.

Procedures (Revised 5-12-2008, 12-5-2022)

4.49.1     Faculty members must complete the Student Travel Request & Approval Form to receive approval for the travel from the appropriate dean and the Chief Academic Officer.  The Student Travel Request & Approval Form must be turned in two (2) weeks prior to travel. 

4.49.2     As a general rule, student travel for all off-campus trips will be via the mode of transportation provided by the College and students will be accompanied by a full-time employee sponsor.

4.49.3     Faculty members will have the discretion to waive the College-provided transportation requirement if the student’s convenience or needs are better served by being permitted to use personal transportation to meet the group at the site of the field trip.  Students using their own vehicles do so at their own risk and assume all liability.

4.49.4     Students participating in College trips must submit all required forms and are expected to conform to the same standards of behavior as are published in the Student Code of Conduct.  Any violation of College policies or local, state, or federal laws may result in disciplinary action by the College.

4.49.5     Dual enrollment students are expected to fully participate in all course activities, including labs and off-campus trips.  Permission for participation is assumed and granted by parents and/or supporters upon enrollment in College coursework.