Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.03 / 5.00 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
CEJS
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
6,938

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,377

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:
83

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

In February 2020, a campus-wide survey was conducted to assess current commuting patterns. The survey remained open for six weeks and closed just before our campus moved online due to the COVID pandemic. With 1,644 responses, 19% of SU students and employees responded to the commuting survey. Response rates were statistically significant for all groups.

The survey collected the following data for staff/faculty/students: % of total one-way trips per mode of transportation (single occupancy vehicle; single occupancy vehicle hybrid; single occupancy vehicle electric; carpool; carpool hybrid; carpool electric; motorcycle or scooter; bus; light rail; streetcar; commuter rail; ferry; bicycle; walk); average number of one-way trips per week per commuter; average number of weeks traveled per commuter; average miles per one-way trip per commuting mode.


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:
68

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

In February 2020, a campus-wide survey was conducted to assess current commuting patterns. The survey remained open for six weeks and closed just before our campus moved online due to the CPOVID pandemic. With 1,644 responses, 19% of SU students and employees responded to the commuting survey. Response rates were statistically significant for all groups.

The survey collected the following data for staff/faculty/students: % of total one-way trips per mode of transportation (single occupancy vehicle; single occupancy vehicle hybrid; single occupancy vehicle electric; carpool; carpool hybrid; carpool electric; motorcycle or scooter; bus; light rail; streetcar; commuter rail; ferry; bicycle; walk); average number of one-way trips per week per commuter; average number of weeks traveled per commuter; average miles per one-way trip per commuting mode.


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 17 32
Zero-emissions vehicle 0.40 2
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 59.60 17
Vanpool or carpool 4 10
Public transport or campus shuttle 18 37
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.60 0.10
Distance education / telecommute 0.40 1

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

NOTE 1: The numbers for "Total full-time equivalent student enrollment" and "Full-time equivalent of employees" in this credit are for FY20 and therefore different from the numbers in "PRE-5 Academics and Demographics" (FY19 data).

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