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Vehicle Rental

University Business Rentals

Ohio University, along with the Inter-University Council of Ohio, has entered into a vehicle rental contract with Enterprise/National and Hertz for business rentals.

Renting Information

  • Drivers renting a vehicle for University business for local use and out of state travel are required to rent from Enterprise/National and Hertz which includes liability and collision damage waivers. At the time of pickup, please initial to accept these coverages.
  • When reserving via telephone or in person, please reference the Ohio University business account number [PDF] (OHIO ID and password required to access link). 
  • When renting inside the US and Puerto Rico, renters using the OU contract must decline the optional insurance as it is included in the negotiated rate.
  • When renting outside the US or Puerto Rico, accept the optional insurance.
  • In the event service from Enterprise/National and Hertz is not available, renters must purchase the optional insurance made available through the other rental company.
  • Enterprise allows authorized drivers age 18 and over under the Ohio business policy. All drivers must be either Ohio faculty, staff, or an Ohio student on university business.
  • Fifteen (15) passenger van rentals are prohibited under the contract.
  • One-way vehicle rentals are available but may include an additional fee.
  • Fuel is not included in the rental rate.
  • Rentals include unlimited mileage and there is no additional charge for additional drivers in each vehicle.
  • The minimum age for rentals from Enterprise/National Car Rental and Hertz is 18 years of age; the minimum rental age for rental of Enterprise luxury sport utility, pick-up trucks, Minivans, and 10-12 passenger vans is 21 years of age.
  • Rental reservations are made via telephone, in person, or online through the Enterprise/National or Hertz portal.
  • A credit card in the name of the renter is required for all Enterprise/National and Hertz rentals.
  • It is the renter's responsibility to obtain a receipt for the charges.
  • Ohio faculty and staff are eligible to become an Emerald Club member [SSO required] at no charge to receive additional benefits. 
    • Bypass the counter and go directly to the Emerald Club Aisle at more than 50 major airports in the US and Canada.
    • Choose your own car from the Emerald Club aisle.
    • Speed up returns with an e-receipt emailed directly to you
    • You will be automatically covered by the IUC vehicle rental contract.

Personal Rentals

The Enterprise/National or Hertz contracts extends to personal rentals by Ohio University faculty, staff, and retirees.

  • When reserving via telephone or in person, please reference the Ohio University personal rental account number [PDF] (OHIO ID and password required to access link). 
  • Neither Enterprise, National Car Rental nor Hertz include insurance.
  • Drivers age 21 and older are eligible to rent vehicles from both Enterprise and National.


IUC Program Summary- Enterprise/National [PDF]

IUC Program Summary- Hertz [PDF]