Have questions about who is eligible for Go Smart during the summer? Here’s the scoop:
Chaffey, Crafton Hills &
San Bernardino Valley Colleges
If you are a student who was enrolled during the prior spring semester at Chaffey College, Crafton Hills College or San Bernardino Valley College, you can continue to receive unlimited rides with your student ID through July. Your Go Smart transportation fee was covered in your spring student fees.
If you are a summer student NOT enrolled in the prior spring semester at one of the above colleges, you are NOT eligible for unlimited rides through Go Smart. Summer student fees do not include the Go Smart transportation fee.
Cal State San Bernardino
Cal State students are covered for the summer quarter and, thanks to financial support from Associated Students Inc., the Go Smart program will continue in 2014-15!
Art Institute of California – Inland Empire
The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is year round; students currently enrolled who also have a Go Smart pass ID can ride free.
Students at the charter schools below are covered through the end of their spring semester, NOT during the summer break.
- Academy of the Inland Empire
- Alternative Learning Center/Destination Diploma
- ASA Charter School
In fall of 2011, Chaffey Community College partnered with Omnitrans to bring the Go Smart program to its college campus, making it possible for students to take unlimited rides on Omnitrans for a per-semester fee of less than $10.
Now Chaffey is taking the lead in another exciting new program. This semester, in an effort to support the veteran branch of its student population, the Chaffey College Veterans Club was formed. The club is an opportunity for members to collaborate on activities and projects, as well as learn about other groups on campus they can get involved with.
“It lets other students see that our vets have a lot to offer,” said the club’s faculty advisor Daniel Keener. “As an English teacher, I had a lot of vets coming to class and writing narratives about their experiences. I had never been exposed to that before. They had very powerful stories to tell and needed help finding their voice. The Chaffey College Veterans Club provides a supportive environment to explore that.”
This month the club has several student activities planned:
- November 12th – One Book, One College in partnership with Associated Students of Chaffey College (ASCC) is holding a celebration/recognition for our veterans. Event will be held on campus at the Wignall Museum from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
- November 13th – One Book, One College, headed by Professor Julie LaMay, will be hosting several Vietnam War veterans who will give round table discussions about their experiences during the war. Event will be held on campus at the Wignall Museum from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
- November 14th – Club faculty advisor Daniel Keener will be hosting a movie screening of The War Tapes, a documentary made by soldiers during their deployment in Iraq.
“This is a really great bunch of people,” said Keener. “And we have a lot of fun together. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about life from their stories. When you go through what some of them have been through, it’s incredibly difficult to come back from that to a mundane everyday existence. It’s doubly hard for this group, because they are transitioning not only to civilian life, but to student life as well. I like being there for them on that journey.”
For more information on the Chaffey College Veterans Club and their activities, contact Daniel Keener at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org.