Leading Practices Library

The Town Gown Initiative Team
City of Oxford and Oxford-Miami University
As the group began to think more intentionally about its purpose it wrote up Guiding Principles and reflected a role of facilitation of common Town-Gown initiatives within existing groups, organizations, and committees within the community.
University of Florida and Gainesville Strategic Development Plan 2017
University of Florida and City of Gainesville
The Strategic Development Plan calls for anchor institutions to join forces to address challenges of mobility, education, health, housing, and livability, and to collaborate on creating inclusive solutions.
Reality Check: A report on university applicants’ attitudes and perceptions
Higher Education Policy Institute
Since 2006, the Higher Education Policy Institute has run the Student Academic Experience Survey, generally in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy. This has revealed a substantial gap between students’ prior expectations and their time in higher education.
College Park City-University Partnership Homeownership Program
City of College Park and University of Maryland
The College Park City-University Partnership’s Homeownership Program, launched in summer 2015, is part of a multi- faceted approach to stabilize neighborhoods and improve the economy.
Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan 2016-2019
The University of Iowa
The 2016–2019 Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan outlines goals and research-supported strategies for reducing drinking and its harmful effects
University Funded Neighborhood Grant Program
University of Colorado Boulder
Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors a neighborhood grant program, to support events that build relationships between students and non-student neighbors.
Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Program
Washington University in St. Louis
In 2010, the issues between students and the permanent residents of Rosedale Heights reached a tipping point. As the Spring semester ended, university officials came together to develop a multi-pronged interdepartmental approach to address the on-going student/permanent resident concerns.
Waterloo Town Gown Committee Terms of Reference
Waterloo Town and Gown Committee
To develop and enhance relationships, communications and policies among the universities, college, students, the City, police and the community.
University of St. Thomas 2012-2013 Neighborhood Initiatives
University of St. Thomas
In accordance with the university vision of "responsible engagement with the local community," St. Thomas continues to refine its neighborhood initiative plan with the goals of reducing neighborhood disturbances and providing a quick and certain response to identified problems.
UB H.O.M.E. Program: Helping UB employees and the community, one home at a time
University of Buffalo
To encourage home ownership and help support stabilization and revitalization in and around the South Campus, the University at Buffalo is pleased to offer the UB H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easy) program to full-time faculty and staff.
Top Global Trends Affecting Downtowns
Progressive Urban Management Associates
The findings from this report included practical recommendations for all American downtowns to anticipate and benefit from change.
ShareFest 2016 Final Report
Miami University and City of Oxford
ShareFest is a service and environmental nonprofit corporation dedicated to the collection and redistribution of items donated by Miami University students and the Oxford community at the end of the academic year.
Selected Student/Neighborhood Outreach & Programmatic Overview
University of Colorado Boulder
The different student outreach programs and initiatives are summarized, including: Pre-Court/Violation Letters; Community Living Class; Move-in Orientation; Door hangers distributed in the Fall semester; Neighborhood Concerns Program and Walk This Way
Reducing Risk During the First Few Weeks on Campus
Safe Supportive Learning
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the first six weeks of the academic year are critical to both the academic and social success of first-year students. However, three strategies have produced evidence of effectively reducing high-risk behavior when applied toward the beginning of the academic year.
Policing Off-Campus Communities at Institutions of Higher Education
National Center for Campus Police Safety
On October 22, 2015, eighteen campus public safety executives from thirteen institutions of higher education (IHE), with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), gathered in Burlington, Vermont, for a one-day emerging issues forum.
Party Registration
University of Colorado Boulder
Our primary goals are to educate students on social host responsibility, Boulder ordinances, and how to avoid negative impacts to neighbors; provide faster relief for neighbors; allow police to respond to other non-registered parties faster.
City of Corvallis/Oregon State University Intergovernmental Agreement for the OSU/City of Corvallis
City of Corvallis and Oregon State University
This is a copy of the MOU that the City and University entered into to address shared goals and ongoing partnerships.
Joint City University Advisory Board (JCUAB) MOU
Clemson University and City of Clemson
This MOU defines the joint committee relationship between the the City of Clemson and Clemson University and their mutual concerns.
Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking Appendices
National College Health Improvement Program
Appendices to accompany the report "Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking."
Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking
National College Health Improvement Program
This program uses a public health and quality improvement approach to address high-risk drinking with 32 colleges and universities.
Keene College-City Commission Initial Report & Recommendations
Keene State College and City of Keene
The charge of the Commission was to “facilitate long range planning and (to make) short and long term recommendations to [Keene State College] and the [City of Keene] on issues of mutual concern."
High-risk Drinking Among College Students in Maryland: Identifying Targets for Intervention
University of Maryland School of Public Health
The purpose of the Maryland Collaborative is to bring together Maryland colleges and universities toward a shared goal—to reduce excessive drinking among college students, by creating environments that support student and community health, safety, and success.
Oregon Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network
The University of Oregon, Oregon State University, The City of Eugene and Corvallis
Oregon RAIN serves the entrepreneurs in Oregon’s South Willamette Valley by helping them turn ideas into high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies that can grow and thrive locally.
Not In Our Town Bowling Green
The City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University
Not In Our Town Bowling Green is a partnership between the City of Bowling Green, OH and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to affirm their commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion and to embrace and celebrate diversity.
Land Exchange: The City of Pittsburg & Pittsburg State University
The City of Pittsburg & Pittsburg State University
The City of Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg State University (PSU) continue their commitment to one another’s success by exchanging land. This property’s location was strategically important to the University as it was connected to land targeted for future expansion.
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