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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 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.11 / 2.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
55.40

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) 52
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 20
Vanpool or carpool 6.80
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 28
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.60

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

SIU parking division offers students the option to purchase parking decals and register bicycles. We collected the number of bicycle registrations and decals to calculate the percentages based on that year's enrollment.


The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

Campus shuttle/ public transportation values vary as there is no definite way for measuring. However, SIU Public Transportation has been used 601,325 times by students for year 2015. - Vanpool/ carpool percentages are an estimated percentage as well. http://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/saluki-express/

"Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means" are estimated by using the registered bicycle registration by students with the Parking Division

"Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped" are estimated based on the number of enrollment in the Motorcycle Riding Program

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.