Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The Office of Sustainability surveys faculty and staff about methods used to get to work. Partner and spouses who travel together to work are categorized as carpooling. In addition, calculations are done for the distance of the home of record for each employee from the college. The most recent survey was done in 2017 and had 226 respondents out of 780 possible. This represents a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 75
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 17
Vanpool or carpool 2
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 5

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Denison employees live an average of 10.8 miles from campus. Nearly half of all Denison employees live within 5.7 miles of campus.

Campus is located on top of a large hill and is the highest point in the community. This often discourages people from biking and walking.

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.