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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 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Petrika Peters
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation (0-100):
40

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Data was collected through a survey conducted on campus and online. 72 students, 29 faculty, and 54 staff completed the survey. The survey was hosed on Survey Monkey, spread through campus newsletter and direct emails. To increase participation, a table was hosted for several days at the Student Union for campus members to fill out a hard copy. This provides a baseline participation amount that we hope to increase in subsequent survey years. We are working to acquire participation incentives for future surveys.


The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 33
Vanpool or carpool 7
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.