Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Lisa Mitten
Submission Date March 8, 2018
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at New Paltz
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 2.00 Lisa Mitten
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
81.50

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The Office of Campus Sustainability sent out an email to its email listserve of 569 students and text messaging list of 362 students. Student members of these lists were collected from 2016 to 2017 and most of the students are freshman and sophomores, so a higher proportion of the students who took the survey live on campus, as revealed by the survey data. We re-weighted the survey to account for the higher number of off campus students who did not take the survey. See the attachment for details on how we reached the representative sample.


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) 18.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 81.50
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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