Our military service men and women understand the value of teamwork, the benefit of shared sacrifice and the success that comes from working together for a common goal. Veterans at Lipscomb bring those values to the university when they become "Yellow Ribbon" students. As they complete their degree, growing as both citizen and soldier, the University grows too. A thriving school with more people engaged offers you a great learning environment, but when everyone brings their car to campus, it's presents a real problem.
Our shared goal is a common question these days: How do we get more students to campus without cars?
With creativity and teamwork, we think the answer is simple -- share the ride.
It's time for some GOOD OLD FASHIONED CARPOOLING and it doesn't even require a sacrifice!
Nashville traffic is finally at the point that we all feel the pain. Two people in a car is better than one.
Uber and Lyft don't help students living in Clarksville, trains don't exist and we appreciate the need for a car as our most practical transportation. We also recognize how hard it is to coordinate consistent rides.
To solve that problem, Lipscomb is introducing Hytch. For Apple and Android phones, Hytch.me is a free ride sharing application designed to be your match maker so carpooling can be easy. All you have to do is "Download, Match, Ride and Repeat" and over time, you'll become a resource for your friends, neighbors and co-workers or fellow students. You can ride or drive or both! Lipscomb is also making it easier to find a parking spot by setting aside spaces to reward people who use Hytch to share a ride to campus.
Working together for a common goal, students who use Hytch are building a flexible train of shared rides from Clarksville to Nashville and back each day. Two people in the car makes time fly anyway.