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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 Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & 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:

All students, staff, and faculty have access to the Keating Sports Center for lockers and showers, and there are bike racks outside of all campus buildings.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Basement of McCormick Student Village has indoor long term bike storage. All buildings have bike racks outside.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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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 Mies Campus hosts two Divvy Bike stations, the most popular bike sharing program in Chicago.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

All full time IIT students have a free transit pass (called a UPass) for Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains while classes are in session. IIT also offers a free campus shuttle to get between the Mies Campus and downtown Chicago.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Carpoolers have access to premium parking spaces and reduced parking prices.


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:

IIT participates in ZipCar. The nearest ZipCar parking spaces are close to, but not on campus. IIT students receive a ZipCar discount. http://www.zipcar.com/universities/illinois-institute-of-technology


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There is one Level 3 charger, and 6 Level 2 chargers on campus accessible to all students and employees.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Any employee is able to telecommute as long as they have it approved by their supervisor two days in advance.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Employees may work a flexible or condensed work week as long as the needs of their department are filled.


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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Electric vehicle parking spaces are in the center of campus and are only permitted to be used by electric vehicles.


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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Information comes primarily from internal human resources data portal.

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.