Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Smith College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Deirdre Manning
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 6.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 88.10
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

Parking permit sales to students compared with full-time equivalent enrollment, residential students, and study abroad students to discern the percentage of the students that commute with the only driver in the vehicle.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

With very few exceptions, all of Smith's undergraduate students live on campus.

Smith has approximately 100 graduate students that commute using an unknown method- they may be driving alone and parking at metered parking near campus, or may live near campus and walk, bike, or use public transportation.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.