Columbia University full-time faculty and staff can take advantage of this program that is currently available for business and/or personal use. Please note that you should rent only when less expensive means of transportation are unavailable.
For reservations call: 1-800-654-3131.
The Hertz #1 Club Gold program is available free of charge to those using this program. Program benefits include line bypass for pick-up and an expedited car return process.
To enroll, simply follow these instructions:
Access the Internet address: http://www2.hertz.com/goldcorp
Enter your Company Name: Columbia University
Enter the CDP#: 254158
Promotion Code: 6132
For Columbia business travel, at the time of making a reservation, be sure to provide the Columbia University account number 254158 so that Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Liability are included in the rental. There is no need to purchase any additional insurance, when traveling for Columbia University business. The Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Liability coverage from Hertz when renting a vehicle in the Continental United States when on Columbia University business is up to $300,000/accident, $100,000/person, $25,000/property damage as long as the Columbia University account number 254158 is used at the time of reservation.
Please note that only Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) will show as a line item on the Rental Agreement. The Liability will not show on the Rental Agreement but please be advised that it is included with EVERY rental that includes Columbia’s CDP# 254158, so additional Liability SHOULD NOT is accepted.
Although, the Hertz reservationist may offer additional insurance coverage to the ones outlined above if purchased they are not reimbursed by the University and those charges are the responsibility of the employee reserving the rental.
Insurance Card – All Hertz vehicles have insurance cards which are located either in the driver’s visor or the glove compartment.
Personal Use Rentals
Columbia’s free insurance coverage does not apply and must be purchased separately.
Long Term Rentals
Contact a Hertz representative for pricing and other details.
NOTE: It is advisable to check with your credit card company prior to renting a vehicle as some offer additional travel related insurance.
Only authorized drivers, as listed on the rental agreement, are permitted to use the vehicle and that the renter is responsible for returning the vehicle to the rental company.