Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
3.74 / 5.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
1,833

Full-time equivalent of employees:
682.30

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:
98

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

98% of students live on campus and walk or bike from their residence halls to classes and other activities. We asked several questions related to commuting as part of our Sustainable Literacy and Culture Survey which was administered by the Office of Institutional Research in September 2020. There were 288 responses and only 15 reported using a car as their primary mode of transportation to and from classes.


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:
12.60

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

We asked several questions related to commuting as part of our Sustainable Literacy and Culture Survey which was administered by the Office of Institutional Research in September 2020. The survey was sent to all faculty and staff and reminder emails were sent throughout the month the survey was open. There were 165 responses. We asked respondents to provide their primary method of commuting (and mileage) for Fall 2019, Spring 2020 prior to Spring Break, and Spring 2020 after the campus closure due to the pandemic. The modal split reported above and below is based on the results of a question specifically about Fall 2019 commuting habits, which would represent the most "normal" breakdown. After the campus closure in March 2020, 72% of respondents reported switching to telecommuting.


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 2 87.40
Zero-emissions vehicle --- 1
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 98 6
Vanpool or carpool --- 4
Public transport or campus shuttle --- 1
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- 0
Distance education / telecommute --- 0.60

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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