College Sponsored Student Travel

GRCC is an open access college that prepares individuals to attain their goals and contribute to the Community. In order to achieve its mission, the College coordinates curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences that 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.

This webpage provides required documents and guidance for employees, coaches, volunteers and students while coordinating and participating on a College Sponsored Student Travel experience. 

For assistance, please contact Michael Schavey, Director of Experiential Learning at (616) 234-4180 or mschavey@grcc.edu

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.

Guiding Risk and Liability Practices and Procedures

All College Sponsored Student Travel experiences must be approved in accordance to the procedures and guidelines from the representing Office and/or Department who has oversight over the requested travel experience.

This document provides specific guidance for employees, coaches, volunteers and students while coordinating and participating on the following travel experiences. 

  • Athletic team competitions and training
  • College Led Group travel
  • Culinary competitions
  • Field trips
  • Internships
  • Recognized student organization and club travel
  • Service learning
  • Study Away

College Sponsored Student Travel Documents

The documents below are used by employees, coaches, volunteers and students while coordinating and participating in College Sponsored Student Travel experiences.