Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Millicent Kenney
Transportation Services Manager
Transportation Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Zipcar, the world's largest 24/7 car-sharing service, provides Santa Clara University students, faculty and staff with a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around – whether it’s running errands, driving around campus or taking a road trip.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

SCU currently has 17 charging stations with 34 charging ports. 2 of those ports are Level 1, and the remaining 32 ports are Level 2. 8 of the charging stations are available to the public (16 ports total). For non-permit holders, prices are $2 per hour for the first 4 hours, and $3 per hour after 5 hours charging. Permit holders (students, faculty and staff) receive reduced charging rates.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

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

Recognizing the importance of affordable housing, the University has established two housing assistance programs for tenure-track faculty: a rental assistance program and a purchase assistance program. The rental assistance program is intended to ease the transition into the local housing market for tenure-track faculty during their probationary period and for newly hired tenured faculty during the first year of their appointment. The program provides monthly rent support based on the local housing market and makes University-owned rental units available. The purchase assistance program is intended to enhance the affordability of a single-family residence in the local area; it provides assistance with the down payment and closing costs associated with the purchase of a primary personal residence.


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Employees can purchase reduced price (50%) Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Train tickets. Additionally, the Transit Spending Account allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for the purchase of qualified transit expenses incurred while commuting to and from work.

SCU also has its own registered Carpool Program, which issues the carpool vehicle a free daily parking pass to be coupled with the Carpool sticker.

Derozap is a campus bicycle commuter program to encourage individuals that work and attend the University to commute to campus in a more sustainable manner. For each day that a commuter rides their bike he/she will receive a point. These points are then redeemable by the commuter for parking in the future.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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