Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.61 / 5.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
16,750.90

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,646

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:
56

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

The most recent student commute survey was completed at West Chester University in the spring of 2019. One out of seven University members were selected randomly by the University to be solicited for participation in the survey. The fraction would provide sufficient statistical precision for the current purposes. The sample was drawn from four student levels and seniors with 120+ credit hours.


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

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

A commuter survey was conducted at West Chester University in the spring of 2019. One out of seven University members were selected randomly by the University to be solicited for participation in the survey. The fraction would provide sufficient statistical precision for the current purposes.
The sample was drawn from full and part-time faculty; regular staff; USHC employees; and Aramark employees.


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 44 86
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 34 7
Vanpool or carpool 10 2
Public transport or campus shuttle 12 5
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of campus during the entire 2020-21 Academic Year, the Office of Sustainability did not conduct a FY21 commuter survey. As such, 2019 survey results are being utilized for this submission.
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 17-Dec-21

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