Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 5.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
4,001

Full-time equivalent of employees:
694

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:
36.94

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

The ECSU Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey (administered in fall 2022) included a section on transportation and asked respondents to select their primary modes of transportation. 222 students (65% of respondents) responded to the survey. These responses were used to calculate the percentages of students using sustainable commuting options.


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:
19.33

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

The ECSU Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey (administered in fall 2022) included a section on transportation and asked respondents to select their primary modes of transportation. 67 faculty (20% of respondents), and 52 staff (15% of respondents) responded to the survey. These responses were used to calculate the percentages of employees using sustainable commuting options.


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 60.81 80.67
Zero-emissions vehicle 1.35 12.61
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 26.13 2.52
Vanpool or carpool 5.86 2.52
Public transport or campus shuttle 3.15 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 1.68
Distance education / telecommute 0.45 0

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

Data from fall 2022. Analyzed and input by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant for Climate and Sustainability Initiatives.

The survey asked if students and employees used "zero/low-emissions vehicle (e.g., electric car, hybrid vehicle, etc.)".

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