Getting Around Campus
"The disability shuttle allows students to forget about the confusion and stress of getting to class," Elizabeth Hunter, a junior International Studies major and shuttle driver, said. "It's a valuable resource that supports Baylor's mission of which I'm proud to be a part."
The disability shuttle has assisted students for six years, providing service to students living on campus from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Service requests are honored for a two-week period.
"Something so small makes a big difference in helping a student reach his or her goal," Elizabeth Palacios, dean for Student Development, said. "Baylor is a family that cares about all students, and it's a privilege to utilize the resources of the Parents League to meet the need."
New and Improved
Starting next semester, more students will be able to take advantage of this service. Resources provided by the Parents League Student Emergency Fund have allowed Student Activities to purchase a larger and newer shuttle.
"The Parents League is more than happy to fulfill such a need from the Emergency Fund," Judy Maggard, director of Parent Programs, said.
The new shuttle will increase ridership by 20 percent, allowing three to five students per class period to utilize the service.
"The daily use and our inability to accommodate the increasing request for service was a catalyst to pursue a new shuttle," Matt Burchett, director of Student Activities, said. "We are grateful for the generosity of the Parents League in helping us serve students, and we look forward to the expansion of our program."
Where to go. What to do.
Students needing the shuttle service should complete the Temporary Disability Transportation Request form found on the Student Activities website. Proper documentation from a physician or the Baylor Health Center must be shown.
For more information, please contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371 or visit their office on the 1st Floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.
The Student Emergency Fund assists students with unexpected expenses, such as car repair, medical bills or books for classes, which might prevent them from completing the current semester. This fund relies on gifts from parents like you. To invest in the life a student, make your gift today!