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

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

SOU hosts an Electric Vehicle car share program in partnership with Forth Mobility and the City of Ashland. This helps those that haven't had an opportunity to try an electric vehicle to have access to one as well as providing an EV car share for SOU and the community.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Southern Oregon University has 12 electric vehicle charging stations that are located closer to buildings and access points to incentivize fuel-efficient vehicles.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Southern Oregon University provides 12 electric vehicle recharging stations open to the public for any electric vehicles with a university parking permit or pass.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

SOU requires parking permits for parking lots on campus. This additional parking pass charge incentivizes and encourages employees to live closer to campus.


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

In partnership with the Rogue Valley Transportation District, SOU offers a bus pass to students for 90% off, and faculty and staff get a bus pass for free. The SSRC also partners with the Rogue Valley Commuter Line and offers a free transfer bus line to the Josephine Community Transit. SOU also offers a carpool parking pass permit that is $15 less per term. Carpooling options are also encouraged through the "Get There Oregon" app to track your commutes and see other community members carpooling. Additionally, the Outdoor Program has a Bike Maintenance Shop open and free to all students.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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