Motor Pool Information for Student Orgs

Student organizations wishing to utilize Northwestern's Motor Pool should go through the following steps:

  1. Go to the Motor Pool's website and familiarize yourself with their policies and procedures. The website can be found  here:

  2. Make a reservation before coming to SOFO and ensure anyone who will be driving is listed on the Motor Pool Form (PDF).
  3. All drivers must take the defensive driving course and be awarded certification.

  4. Bring the completed form to SOFO:
    • Must have the signature of both officers and the advisor.
    • If traveling outside the Chicago area (more than 150 miles), Brent Turner, the Executive Director of Campus Life, will also need to sign.

Please note: the Motor Pool will charge a deductible of at least $500 per instance in the case of an accident (and only if there is an accident). Student organizations must have enough funds to cover the cost of vehicle rental plus the potential deductible. 

Forms turned into SOFO will be reviewed and faxed to the Motor Pool office on behalf of the student organization.