Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 5.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
17,436

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,866

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:
22.18

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

Commuting data is derived from a survey conducted every few years by the Energy & Sustainability Office at WSU. The latest survey data was collected in 2017. WSU was due to conduct the latest commuter survey data in fall 2020 but did not because of the pandemic. WSU is sending out a new commuter survey in March, 2022 and therefore results are not yet available.

The survey is sent to a representative and random sample of students, faculty and staff through WSU’s Student Voice. Survey participants are asked to report on the mode(s) of transportation used to travel to campus, the distance from their home to campus, and the average number of days per week traveled to campus. If respondents indicated that they traveled to both the Ogden and Davis Campuses, then data for travel to both campuses was collected.


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:
14.24

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

Commuting data is derived from a survey conducted every few years by the Energy & Sustainability Office at WSU. The latest survey data was collected in 2017. WSU was due to conduct the latest commuter survey data in fall 2020 but did not because of the pandemic. WSU is sending out a new commuter survey in March, 2022 and therefore results are not yet available.

The survey is sent to a representative and random sample of students, faculty and staff through WSU’s Student Voice. Survey participants are asked to report on the mode(s) of transportation used to travel to campus, the distance from their home to campus, and the average number of days per week traveled to campus. If respondents indicated that they traveled to both the Ogden and Davis Campuses, then data for travel to both campuses was collected.


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 77.82 85.76
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 3.51 3.84
Vanpool or carpool 8.13 7.20
Public transport or campus shuttle 10.05 3.10
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.49 ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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