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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 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.26 / 2.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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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):
63

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:

In fall 2015, UM conducted a survey of students to assess commuting behaviors to and from campus. Working with the Office of Data & Institutional Research, we removed online-only students from the sample and selected a representative number of students across class (freshman, sophomore, juniors, and seniors), on-campus student residents and off-campus student residents, full time and part time, and undergraduate and graduate students. 37% of survey respondents elect to commute to campus alone by car, while the remaining respondents choose to commute by bike, carpool, van pool, bus, and on foot. We sent the survey to an even proportion of students in each year to ensure the sample wasn't biased by a largely freshmen sample (who presumably live on/near campus). Students were given 2 weeks to respond before we closed the survey and analyzed the results.


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) 37
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 31
Vanpool or carpool 11
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 21
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UMT Office of Transportation
E-mail: udash@umontana.edu
Phone: (406) 243-4599

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.