Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.85 / 5.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
8,239

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,589

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:
57.30

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
The Center for Sustainability emailed the survey to all graduate and undergraduate students on their respective Student-Events Listservs in February 2022. The survey was open for 9 days, and we had a 5% student response rate.

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:
55.80

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
The Center for Sustainability emailed a survey to all faculty and staff on their respective non-essential Listserv in February 2022. The survey was open for 9 days, and we had a 28% employee response rate.

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 42.70 44.20
Zero-emissions vehicle 4.20 6.20
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 34.60 8.10
Vanpool or carpool 3.20 2.80
Public transport or campus shuttle 5.30 8.30
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.50 0.70
Distance education / telecommute 9.50 29.70

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Total Completed Student Survey Responses: 343
Student response rate: 343 out of 8239 (5%)
Students who drive themselves in non-ZEVs: 162 out of 343 (42.7%)
Students who drive themselves in ZEVs: 16 out of 343 (4.2%)
Students who walk, cycle, or other non-motorized modes: 131 out of 343 (34.6%)
Students who vanpool or carpool: 12 out of 343 (3.2%)
Students who use public transport or campus shuttle: 20 out of 343 (5.3%)
Students who use a motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped: 2 out of 343 (0.5%)
Students enrolled exclusively in distance education: 783 out of 8239 (9.5%)
** The percentage of students enrolled exclusively in distance education was calculated by dividing the Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education (PRE-5) by the Total full-time equivalent student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) (PRE-5). The survey percentages were adjusted accordingly.

Total Completed Employee Responses: 434
Employee response rate: 434 out of 1589 (28%)
Employees who drive themselves in non-ZEVs: 192 out of 434 (44.2%)
Employees who drive themselves in ZEVs: 27 out of 434 (6.2%)
Employees who walk, cycle, or other non-motorized modes: 35 out of 434 (8.1%)
Employees who vanpool or carpool: 12 out of 434 (2.8%)
Employees who use public transport or campus shuttle: 36 out of 434 (8.3%)
Employees who use a motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped: 3 out of 434 (0.7%)
Employees who telecommute for 50% or more of their regular work hours: 129 out of 434 (29.7%)

Total Completed Student Survey Responses: 343
Student response rate: 343 out of 8239 (5%)
Students who drive themselves in non-ZEVs: 162 out of 343 (42.7%)
Students who drive themselves in ZEVs: 16 out of 343 (4.2%)
Students who walk, cycle, or other non-motorized modes: 131 out of 343 (34.6%)
Students who vanpool or carpool: 12 out of 343 (3.2%)
Students who use public transport or campus shuttle: 20 out of 343 (5.3%)
Students who use a motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped: 2 out of 343 (0.5%)
Students enrolled exclusively in distance education: 783 out of 8239 (9.5%)
** The percentage of students enrolled exclusively in distance education was calculated by dividing the Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education (PRE-5) by the Total full-time equivalent student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) (PRE-5). The survey percentages were adjusted accordingly.

Total Completed Employee Responses: 434
Employee response rate: 434 out of 1589 (28%)
Employees who drive themselves in non-ZEVs: 192 out of 434 (44.2%)
Employees who drive themselves in ZEVs: 27 out of 434 (6.2%)
Employees who walk, cycle, or other non-motorized modes: 35 out of 434 (8.1%)
Employees who vanpool or carpool: 12 out of 434 (2.8%)
Employees who use public transport or campus shuttle: 36 out of 434 (8.3%)
Employees who use a motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped: 3 out of 434 (0.7%)
Employees who telecommute for 50% or more of their regular work hours: 129 out of 434 (29.7%)

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