Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.11 / 2.00 Gary Cocke
Sustainability Director
Office of 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:

UT Dallas conducted a longitudinal Sustainability Culture and Literacy Assessment during FY 2018. The answers provided are directly provided from that survey.

The Office of Sustainability and Student Government Green Initiative developed the Literacy and Culture Sustainability Assessment through the use of Qualtrics, a subscription software for collecting and analyzing data. Assistant and Associate Deans and the University’s International Center helped disseminate the survey, by an anonymous link, to school-based emails.

Data Collection
The sample size collected was unbiased and accurately reflected a representative sample of the University (according to AASHE STARS).

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) 44.53
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 38.67
Vanpool or carpool 4.30
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 11.30
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.17

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

Students receive a free DART pass that opens the opportunity for no cost travel by means of bus and rail systems in the DFW area.

The Comet Cab is a free, domestically based service that transports student, staff, and faculty all across the university to reduce the need for driving individual vehicles to different locations on-campus.

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.