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College-Sponsored Student Travel

College-Sponsored Student Travel Policy

The purpose of the College Sponsored Student Travel policy is to provide guidance for employees, coaches, volunteers and students when traveling away from campus to minimize risk.  This webpage provides required documents and guidance for employees, coaches, volunteers and students while coordinating and participating on these travel experiences. 

As an open access college, we prepare individuals to attain their goals and contribute to the Community.  Our curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences occur both within and beyond the boundaries of College property.  Examples of these experiences include, but not limited to, athletic team competitions and training, culinary competitions, field trips, internships, recognized student organization and club travel, service learning or study away.

For assistance, please contact Michael Schavey, Director of Experiential Learning at (616) 234-4180 or

Guidelines, Practices and Procedures

All College Sponsored Student Travel experiences must be facilitated in accordance to the guidelines, practices and procedures detailed in the Guiding Risk and Liability Practices and Procedures document.   College stakeholders should pay careful attention to submission deadlines, compliance to other College policies, submission of required documents and other procedures that impact your desired travel experience.

The Guiding Risk and Liability Practices and Procedures document provides guidance for the below travel experiences.

Supplemental Travel Documents

These documents are used to support the facilitation of College Sponsored Student Travel experiences.