Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.94 / 5.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
2,709

Full-time equivalent of employees:
377

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
40

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

Data was collected through a survey conducted on campus and online. 72 students, 29 faculty, and 54 staff completed the survey. The survey was hosed on Survey Monkey, spread through campus newsletter and direct emails. To increase participation, a table was hosted for several days at the Student Union for campus members to fill out a hard copy. This provides a baseline participation amount that we hope to increase in subsequent survey years. We are working to acquire participation incentives for future surveys.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
30

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

A survey was completed. 80 people completed the survey on a campus that employs about 400 people.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 60 70
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 33 30
Vanpool or carpool 7 0
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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