No, you don’t get free tuition if you’re hit by campus transit: Palmer

October 15, 2019

A persistent myth circulating on North American campuses is that students who are struck by campus transit vehicles will be awarded free tuition for their troubles, writes Kathryn Palmer. The rumour was put to the test when a University of Illinois student was recently struck by a bus on campus, but did not receive free tuition after asking for it. Despite the falsity behind such tales, Folklorist Elizabeth Tucker states that there is often a “kernel of truth” behind campus myths: “colleges and universities truly do care about the well-being of their students. So if something difficult or tragic happens, then certainly university administrators would do the very best they can to help students feel better.” Chronicle (Subscription required) (International)