Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 5.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
3,636.67

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,639.33

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:
75.50

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

The UR Office for Sustainability Commuter and Sustainability Culture Survey was administered online from November 1 to November 29, 2021, to faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate commuting behavior to campus and to gain a better understanding of sustainability-related values, behavior, and awareness. Of the 6,534 individuals invited to participate in the survey, 1,013 responded, resulting in a 16% response rate. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness managed the process, including data collection, outreach, and results. An online Qualtrics survey with unique identifiers was made available to the entire campus. Reminder emails and Spiderbytes (the University's daily email announcements) encouraged participation.

The majority of students live on campus contributing to a high percentage of walking as the primary means.


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:
9.44

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

The UR Office for Sustainability Commuter and Sustainability Culture Survey was administered online from November 1 to November 29, 2021, to faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate commuting behavior to campus and to gain a better understanding of sustainability-related values, behavior, and awareness. Of the 6,534 individuals invited to participate in the survey, 1,013 responded, resulting in a 16% response rate. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness managed the process, including data collection, outreach, and results. An online Qualtrics survey with unique identifiers was made available to the entire campus. Reminder emails and Spiderbytes (the University's daily email announcements) encouraged participation.


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 --- 90.56
Zero-emissions vehicle --- 2.71
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode --- 3.46
Vanpool or carpool 0 1.79
Public transport or campus shuttle --- 1.48
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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