680.1 Athletic Team Travel
|Created by: Pat Teague on 2/14/2002|
|Category: 6 - Intercollegiate Athletics; 80 - Travel|
|Originator: Director of Athletics|
|Current File: 680.1|
|Adoption Date: 4/2/2002|
|Reviewed for Currency: 4/2/2002|
|Replaces File: 680.1|
|Date of Origin: 11/2/1994|
|In Archive? No|
680.1 Athletic Team Travel
Furman University offers a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics programs that are designed to achieve a high level of interest, trust and support among students, faculty, alumni, and other segments of the university community. Intercollegiate athletics is not possible without a substantial amount of travel by each team involved. It is the responsibility of the university to provide a safe and effective method of transportation for the student-athletes, athletics staff and support personnel who represent the university in these endeavors.
All student-athletes, athletics staff and support personnel who travel with an athletics team to a sanctioned contest on official university business will be provided transportation that is safe and effective. The conditions of the traveling party will be such that all safety standards are followed, qualified transportation personnel are utilized, and transportation limits are set to ensure a safe trip.
1. No vans will be driven if the total miles to be driven exceed 350 miles per day. A bus will be chartered.
2. All charter buses will be arranged through the athletics travel coordinator assigned by the Director of Athletics.
3. No vans will be driven if the team is expected to be on the road after 12:00 midnight.
4. Any unplanned travel that does occur after 12:00 midnight must be documented and reported to the Director of Athletics immediately.
5. Full-time staff members will drive a van or sit in the front passenger seat. Undergraduate students will not be allowed to drive on a trip.
6. When a van is driven, the driver MUST be certified by Furman University to drive the van. The Environmental Control Office of Facilities Services oversees this process of certification to drive a university van.
7. When driving a van, ALL passengers must have a seat belt available and each passenger must wear the seat belt. This is the responsibility of the driver and must be enforced.
8. Drivers will be prioritized as follows:
9. A complete list of the travel party must be on file in the Office of the Director of Athletics before the team departs on the trip. A basic itinerary should also be turned in to the Director of Athletics which includes lodging arrangements, time of departure, and estimated time of arrival back on campus.
10. The football equipment truck may only have as many passengers as seat belts. Any additional travelers will follow the equipment truck in a seat-belt equipped vehicle or ride the team bus.
11. Drivers of dealers' cars and/or university vehicles will be subjected to a motor vehicle record search. This search will be conducted by the Public Safety Department. The Athletics Department will submit a list of potential drivers annually to Public Safety for approval. Undergraduate students will not be allowed to drive these vehicles.
12. Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed within six (6) hours of driving or at any time while driving.
13. Cellular telephones will be available for each team as it travels on the road. Whether through Public Safety or another system, each team should make use of this service.