Student Travel Policies at Commuter Universities

Topics: Student Organizations and Activities, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Commuter Students, Special Populations

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Research Questions

  • How do institutions with non-traditional student populations structure their student travel policies?
  • Who administers and supervises travel? What pre-trip preparations must students complete before traveling?
  • From where do institutions draw funding for student travel, and how do they administer it?


This report describes travel policies at five commuter universities. It investigates each institution’s policy on trip leaders, pre-trip preparation, on-campus administrative staff, and funding models, and it concludes with a discussion of policy variations based on the reason for travel, the funding status of the trip, and the distance that students travel.

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