Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.67
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Mansfield
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 2.00 Tony Gillund
Sustainability Manager
Energy Services and Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:
A letter was drafted to the regional campuses as follows: This survey includes a series of questions about your knowledge of environmental, social, and economic issues as well as questions about your transportation habits. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. By completing this survey, you will be assisting the university in assessing two aspects of sustainability: Part 1 will consist of transportation-related questions to assess travel choices made by faculty, staff, and students; Part 2 will be questions to assess “Sustainability Literacy” of your campus. The answers from both part 1 and 2 of this survey will be used in the update of your campuses’ AASHE STARS submittal, and Part 1 will additionally be used to complete a Carbon Footprint for your location to be used in measuring our progress in our university Sustainability Goals. If you have questions about the survey, please send an email to recycle@osu.edu. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey and as always, GO BUCKS! This led into a survey using Qualtrics asking several questions on their commuting behavior to baseline and tabulate data.

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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.