Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.24 / 5.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
2,239

Full-time equivalent of employees:
802

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:
100

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

All students who live on campus have been included as walking, bicycling, or using other non-motorized means as their primary transportation to get to and from campus due to the extremely small size of the Colorado College campus. Furthermore, the majority of students living off-campus also use non-motorized means of transportation as their primary method of commuting.


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:
42.08

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

The Office of Sustainability issued an Employee Commute Survey to all faculty and staff. with a 37.4% response rate among all employees. Response numbers have been compared to total employees in order to find percentages.
This survey reflects data from the 2019-2020 academic year because of covid. A survey was administered, but most staff and faculty are not required to go to work in person so we decided to use the previous academic year's data.


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 0 56.77
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 1.88
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 100 32
Vanpool or carpool 0 6.05
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0.58
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 1.15
Distance education / telecommute 0 0.58

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We report 100% of students that use sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation because students who live off-campus all live close enough to walk or bike. We know that students who live off-campus are not driving to school based off of who buys parking permits. A parking permit is required to park on campus so we konw that only faculty and students living on campus buy parking passes.

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