SVA encourages students to take care of their own transportation needs by driving their own car, taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking to their destination. When needed, SVA provides transportation to appointments or commitments approved by the student’s MAP Team. Students can participate in weekly SVA scheduled trips to local stores each week by signing up on the whiteboard in the HSW Office in the Residential Building.
Students who have a vehicle on SVA campus must have a current driver license, vehicle registration, and insurance. The student’s vehicle must be drivable.
The student is responsible to maintain their own vehicle and to have repairs done on their vehicle when needed. Before any repairs are done to a student’s vehicle on SVA campus, the student must get permission from the Facilities Manager to perform the repair.
SVA is not responsible for damage done to a student’s vehicle or by a student with their vehicle on or off SVA campus.
Seatbelts must be worn by anyone driving or riding in an SVA vehicle.
SVA has student drivers who can help students with transportation needs. The list of student drivers can be found on the bottom of the weekly driving schedule posted on the HSW Office door in the Residential Building. A student must be approved to drive an SVA vehicle before they are allowed to do so.
To get a ride from an SVA driver, the student gets a transportation request from the front office of the Residential or Community Buildings, fill it out, and get a MAP Team member to sign it. SVA drivers are used to drive students to appointments, work, or SVA activities. SVA drivers are generally not used to drive students to complete personal errands.
SVA provides covered bicycle racks that students can use to store their bikes. The student supplies a bike lock, if desired. Students are responsible to keep bicycles in good repair. SVA is not responsible for damage done to or by a student’s bicycle on or off SVA campus.
SVA has bicycles that students can check out. All students using SVA bicycles are required to wear a helmet, which the student can also check out from SVA. If a student has checked out a bike and notices that it needs a repair, the student reports the needed repair when they check in the bike by filling out and attaching a bike repair tag to the bike that needs to be repaired. These tags are available in the area where the bikes are stored and in the Recreation Therapy offices.