Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.89 / 5.00 Ashley Woolman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
2,315

Full-time equivalent of employees:
350

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:
60

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

These numbers were calculated based on a voluntary survey that was distributed to students through email. The town of Gunnison is very small ~6,500 people and Western's campus is also very small so most students are able to walk or ride bicycles to campus. In fact, most off campus students live within 1 mile of campus.


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:
43

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

These numbers were calculated based on a voluntary survey that was distributed to faculty and staff through email.


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 39 57
Zero-emissions vehicle 1 1
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 20 23
Vanpool or carpool 15 4
Public transport or campus shuttle 1 1
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 25 15
Distance education / telecommute 100 5

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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