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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 2.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Beloit College offers shower facilities and lockers that are available to all staff and faculty in the college's sports center. The college also has bike racks available near the sports center and many other non-residential buildings around campus.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There is short-term bicycle parking near most occupied, non-residential buildings, but not all. Similar to short-term bicycle storage, there are numerous basement facilities within dormitories and some of the special interest houses where bikes can be stored long-term. However, these are not within all facilities.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

"The Bike Club exists to build bike culture and community on campus and support bike riders of all stripes. We aim to help build a sustainable future for Beloit, and create a free and open bike shop to serve as a community resource and meeting place, with many benefits and few costs.
    • An open bike shop on campus (French House Basement).
    • Free bikes for students, lent for a semester or year, with discrimination based on level of interest.
    • Weekly shop hours where anyone can come in and get their bike fixed.
    • Training in bike maintenance.
    • Ride events; usually fun little rides to explore the area around Beloit."


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
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Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Beloit College is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer car sharing through WeCar by Enterprise for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. As part of the Enterprise CarShare network, WeCar by Enterprise is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Employees may approach their department head and HR to work out a mutually beneficial weekly schedule that allows them to work from home as well as in the office, thanks to IT tools such as VPN that allow Beloit employees to access the school's network while off-site.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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