Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.28 / 5.00 Jane Stewart
Energy Specialist
Treasurer's office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
2,220

Full-time equivalent of employees:
918

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:
64

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

This is the percentage of students who live in on-campus housing. The size and design of the central campus and available parking lots make it largely impractical (although not by any means impossible) for students to commute from residence halls to class by car, supporting a logical assumption that, except in special circumstances, students who live on campus are commuting to class daily by foot or bike. Using this number assumes that all students who live off-campus DO commute by car daily. We know this is likely not the case, as several popular student apartments are located so close to campus (some just steps from academic buildings) that car commuting would not be practical. While this estimate is a reasonable place-holder, we are in the process of developing more precise data on student commuting and look forward to providing better supported information in the future.


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:
1

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

We have studied commuting miles for employees, but have not yet done a formal study of commuting methods. Extremely conservative assumptions about commuting methods other than single car commuting are based on verified practices of specific individuals.


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 37 99
Zero-emissions vehicle 63 1
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode --- ---
Vanpool or carpool --- ---
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute 0 ---

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