Mandatory Training for 12 and 15 Passenger Vans

In light of concerns raised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the use of 12 and 15 passenger vans, the university has determined that any student or employee who drives a 12 or 15 passenger van for university sponsored or related activities must participate in a defensive driver training program. 

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance along with the university's insurance provider, Cincinnati Insurance, offers a classroom training session free of charge for any student or employee who has completed the driver authorization process. In addition, on-road driving time in a 15 passenger van is included in the training and required. All employees and students at least 21 years of age who are interested in participating in the training will need to complete the Driver Authorization Form prior to attending the class. 

Dates for the defensive driving course will be announced on the portal. Course dates are also listed below. To register for the mandatory defensive driving course, email, or for more information, please contact Allison Loomis at x2090 or

Click here for the university's Vehicle Use and Driver Responsibilities policy which states drivers must be at least 21 years and must complete an authorization process. The policy is posted on the Risk Management and Insurance website.

Van Driver Safety Training Schedule

Training sessions will be held in Flynn Hall and consist of classroom followed by on-road driving. Please allow up to two hours, though smaller classes will need less time. There is no charge for the training. To register, please email Minimum registration requirements must be met. Cancellations will be posted on the Risk Management and Insurance website.

Students and employees who drive a university-insured vehicle (including leased and rented vehicles) are required to complete the driver authorization process prior to driving for the university. In addition, van driver safety training is mandatory for students and employees prior to driving a 12 or 15 passenger van for university purposes. Please check the Risk Management and Insurance website for the university's policies on vehicle use, 12 or 15 passenger van use, and the driver authorization process.

Van Driver Safety Trainings

   Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 4:00 PM-- Registration for this course is now closed 

   Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

   Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

   Wednesday, May 06, 2020 @ 10:00AM 

Please check back later for revisions or additional training dates.