Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 5.00 Andrew Haggerty
Associate Director
Service-Learning Center
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
3,855.10

Full-time equivalent of employees:
751.60

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:
68

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

A survey was conducted of the entire Calvin community in November 2018, and student responses were used to estimate the numbers below. About 33% of commuting students responded. All on-campus students are placed in the "walk" category.


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:
15

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

A survey was conducted of the entire Calvin community in November 2018, and student responses were used to estimate the numbers below. About 58% of staff and faculty responded.


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 32 85
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 64 10
Vanpool or carpool 3 4
Public transport or campus shuttle 1 1
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

A survey was conducted and one-third of commuting students submitted responses. Those living on-campus (2195) were added to those commuters who walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus, to calculate the Total Percentage of Students who commute with sustainable methods.
For subcategories, the percentage of commuting students who responded to each method of transportation was multiplied by the overall percent of commuters (of the general student body) to calculate answers.

This data was collected during FY 18-19; the commuter survey administered in fall 2019 is applicable only to the FY 19-20 submission.

Information was not gathered as to who rides a motorcycle, scooter or moped.

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