Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 27.64
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.48 / 2.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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) 26.19
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 66.67
Vanpool or carpool 4.76
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0.89
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.49

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

The following question was added to the Student Sustainability Survey (Literacy Assessment). Only students who are taking at least one class in Brookings were included.

What is your primary means of transportation to get to and from campus? If you live on campus, indicate your primary means of transportation to get to and from your classes.
Public Transportation
Drive by yourself (excludes motorcycles/mopeds/scooters)
Other non-motorized means

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

As SDSU is located in a northern climate, people may like to ride a bike or walk to class, but it may not be feasible during the majority of the school year. Brookings public transportation is on a on-call basis and does not use regular routes.

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.