First thing needed is to complete the Recreation
Travel Roster and Itinerary Form. This needs to be filled out
completely as possible. If you need a vehicle rental, please complete
Rental Request Form on LakerLink and then the Student
This form is to be completed by Recreation & Wellness programs
that will be traveling away from GVSU and GVSU associated
rental/leased facilities. Please fill out this form completely and to
the best of your knowledge. This form must be completed and approved
prior to your program's travel.
DRIVER AUTHORIZATION PROCESS
Student Driver Procedures
All students driving university-owned, rental or personal vehicles on
behalf of Grand Valley State University must complete the following
procedures. Students must complete this process every academic year.
All permissions will expire at the end of the current academic year.
Students with 6 or more points or with special circumstances
on their license will not be cleared to drive on behalf of GVSU.
Students 18 – 20 are ONLY permitted to drive sedans or mini-vans.
Students 21 and older are permitted to drive all vehicles including
12 or 15 passenger vans (in /out of state).
All students (21 and older) that are driving a 12 or 15
passenger van must review the 12 – 15 Passenger Driver Awareness
Power Point. This Power Point is available here.
Out-of-state students must obtain a copy
of their driving record from the state issuing their driver’s license.
They must turn that into the GVPD for review prior to permission to
drive on behalf of GVSU. We are not able to verify an International license.
GRAND VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Grand Valley Police Department will check licenses through the LEIN
(Law Enforcement Information Network) System. The Student Driver
Checklist spreadsheet will be updated with Cleared (Yes / No) and DPS
The LEIN process/check will be updated weekly.
Any drivers (whether using personal or rental vehicles) on student
organization trips must be cleared by the Department of Public Safety
as an authorized driver. Students who will be driving must be approved
by going to Public Safety and presenting their driver's license. It is
advised that students anticipating going on a trip have this done at
the beginning of the school year.
All drivers are individually responsible for any traffic violations,
tickets, etc., and will be expected to pay applicable fines.
If class release letters are needed please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a
list of students attending, date of departure, date of return, date of
event, location, and name of event. These can take 2-3 days to
complete, please plan accordingly.