Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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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:

We conducted a survey three years ago that we believe is still reflective of the current situation. The survey was performed through a self-selection, non-probability sampling. In order to attempt to gather a variety of respondent-types, we varied the survey headlines used. This helped to gain the attention of both “environmentally minded” and “parking-driving minded” respondents.

We maintained a margin of error of 3 in student sampling by receiving 920 responses across a total population size of 10,350 students, (FTE).

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) 70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 18
Vanpool or carpool 6
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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