Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 James Speer
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

There are bicycle stations in multiple locations on campus where bicyclists can lock their bicycles. The Office of Sustainability, Recreation Center, Health and Human Services Department, and College of Business have showers available to commuters. The Cunningham Memorial Library, Recreation Center, and University Hall all of have storage lockers available for commuter students.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Short-term bicycle parking, primarily in the form of racks, are provided at all occupied, non-residential buildings on campus.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
---

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Indiana State University utilized Spin Bike as a bicycle-sharing program until they shut down their operation during 2018. The Office of Sustainability has been working on bringing a new bicycle-sharing program to the campus and have contracted VeoRide.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

The Terre Haute bus system has its main hub on campus in the Multi-Modal Parking Garage. All faculty, staff, and students have free ridership on the this bus system. We also provide regular transportation from University Apartments (Family and graduate student housing) on a regular schedule.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
---

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
---

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

ISU launched a partnership with Enterprise to provide affordable, on-demand transportation to the campus community in the form of a Car Share. We hope to reduce the total number of vehicle miles driven by our campus community by encouraging students not to own a car while on campus, all while facilitating their ability to quickly and conveniently run errands and appear at job interviews.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
---

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

This option is at the discretion of the employee's supervisor and is not accessible to all employees, due to the nature of certain job requirements.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

All university staff are allowed to work a four day work week by extending the hours during those four days. It is the option of the employee to work on that system. This program is only available during the summer and is still at the discretion of the supervisor.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
---

Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

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.