GEM Car Use
Concordia has two Global Electric Motorcars in its fleet of on-campus vehicles. These two cars operate on battery-electric power and can be used for a variety of tasks. When the GEM Cars are not being used elsewhere on campus, the Physical Plant employees use them for their projects on campus.
Procedures for GEM Car Use Due to Temporary Disability
1.) Students who would like to request the use of a GEM Car due to a temporary disability should complete the MVR on Concordia's Risk Management web page in order to become certified to drive a campus vehicle. This is required for all vehicles with a license plate, including GEM Cars. After completing the form, students will receive an email from AlertDriving.com to take the on-line Alert Driver's Course. The certification usually takes about 48 hours so please plan ahead.
2.) Schedule an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator, Matthew Rutten, who will approve GEM Car use with appropriate medical documentation.
*Be sure to bring your medical documentation with you to your meeting with Matthew. The documentation should support the need for use of a GEM Car.
Knee Scooters and Wheelchairs
Knee scooters and wheelchairs are available through Disability Services for Concordia students to lease, free of charge. The equipment may be leased only by students with temporary physical disabilities. To request this equipment, please contact the Disability Services office.
The Disability Services office DOES NOT provide personal assistance to students with temporary disabilities such as building-to-building transportation or the transport of books or other personal items.
Handicapped Parking & Elevators on Campus
Please refer to the Concordia Campus Map for handicapped parking spaces (denoted with an asterisk *). The following buildings have elevators: Park Region Hall & King Cultural Center, Mugaas Plant Operations Center & Parking Services, Bishop Whipple Hall, Grose Hall, Academy Hall, Knutson Campus Center, Old Main, Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Lorentzen Hall, Normandy Center & Bookstore, FFC Theater, Olin Art & Communications Center, Ivers Science Building, Jones Science Center, Offutt Concourse, Olson Forum, Welcome Center, Grant Center, Olson Skyway.Campus Map
Fargo-Moorhead Area Transportation Services
FM Ridesource provides the metro area of Fargo and West Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead and Dilworth, Minnesota with transportation options for people with disabilities.FM Ridesource