Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.18
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date March 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Car Share

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A carshare program is being implemented on campus in Fall of 2015. The program allows for students to reserve and rent one of two cars that are kept on campus by the hour for up to four days.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The program is meant to compliment our no cars for first years policy as well as encourage not bringing a car to campus for upperclassmen. There is financial incentive to do this and there is real potential of decreasing unnecessary car use, while allowing for students that could not previously afford to get off of campus. Near enough to Gettysburg are areas such as the Appalachian Trail, DC, Baltimore and many other places that present students with opportunities to gain perspectives as well as opportunity.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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