Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.85 / 5.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
2,253

Full-time equivalent of employees:
751

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:
99.95

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

Of Denison's ~2300 students only about 15 of them are daily commuters. The rest of the student population is 100% residential. The parking permit structure does not allow students to drive vehicles to the academic quad for 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:
8

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

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 college did a survey in 2017 and had 226 respondents out of 780 possible. This represents a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error. In 2019, as part of a partnership with the Smart Columbus iniative, Denison conducted two smart communting initiatives and gathered data from 105 employee participants including survey data of how they commute to work. Lastly, before COVID Denison created a remote-work policy and then during COVID many opportunities were created to allow remote work for employees. On a regular basis during the 2021-2022, 53 employees worked primarily remotely as compared to just 6 in 2019.


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 0.10 78
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 1.80
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 99.90 5.20
Vanpool or carpool 0 7
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 1
Distance education / telecommute 0 7

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

Denison students are primarily residential and campus has been designed to minimize both the need and ability to drive vehicles to the main academic quad.

Students are not allowed to park in academic areas of the college and are restricted to parking in lots by their residence halls.

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