Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.01
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 5.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
3,500.70

Full-time equivalent of employees:
568.30

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:
63.40

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

The above data was compiled through a Commuting Survey, which was distributed to all students, staff, and faculty on social media, tabling at the Student Union and Dining Hall, an all-campus email from the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and a weekly newsletter. The survey was conducted for 3 weeks during Winter Term (usually in April). The survey received 413 valid student responses.


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:
34.13

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

The above data was compiled through a Commuting Survey, which was distributed to all students, staff, and faculty on social media, tabling at the Student Union and Dining Hall, an all-campus email from the Vice President for Finance, and Administration, and a weekly newsletter. The survey was conducted for 3 weeks during Winter Term (usually in April). The survey received 167 valid student responses.


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 37 66
Zero-emissions vehicle 13.20 25
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 47.20 17
Vanpool or carpool 9 3.50
Public transport or campus shuttle 1.20 7.10
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 15.90 14.90

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