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Driver's Safety

Becoming a certified student driver

Successful completion of the Driver's Safety Program is a REQUIREMENT of any student who drives a vehicle for University-related purposes. This is also true for vehicles obtained from the University Service Center, rental vehicles for University purposes, driving for University departments, etc.

Once a student fulfills the requirements, he/she is placed on a list of qualified drivers. This is a one-time requirement, students do not have to repeat the process annually, however students must provide a copy of their driver's license to the University Service Center annually if they continue to drive.

DETAILS ABOUT THE PROCESS

Faculty or Staff personnel that wish to have a student certified to drive a University owned vehicle should arrange with the students to attend a training session. Due to the University's insurance requirements, Driver's Certification is only available to students age 18 or older. Students driving a 12-passenger van must be 21 years of age or older. Please see the University's Transportation and Vehicle Use Policy for additional information.

During the school year, with the exception of break periods, the Driver's Safety Program will be held every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Office of Public Safety, located in the lower level of 101 E. Seminary St. There will be a maximum of 8 people in a training session. Students should check in at the Communication Center window of the Public Safety Office.

Anyone taking the training will simply need to bring a pen or pencil and their valid driver's license.  Major violations will prohibit a person from becoming certified to drive University owned vehicles.  The training will take approximately 2 hours. The following business day all paperwork and license information will be forwarded to the University Service Center via campus mail for processing with the University insurance company.

Please call Public Safety at 765-658-5555 or x.5555, or email at police@depauw.edu if you have any questions, or to schedule a summer training session.